Benevolent and comforting, "wholesome" video games triumph

This will have been one of the cultural phenomena of this first half of 2020: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which has established itself for many as the video game of confinement.An atypical, colorful, posed, benevolent title, which does not propose as only challenges than to furnish one's house, to develop one's village or to indulge in activities prohibited in “real life” (gifts to neighbors, museum visits, tea tasting, etc.), Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become sold over 13 million copies in a month and a half - a record for Nintendo.

An atypical success that comes in an industry dominated by sports games like FIFA 20 and war games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the two biggest sales of the year 2019 in France.what if the year 2020 was the year of non-violent and non-competitive games? It is, in any case, the bet of Wholesome Direct, an online conference of a new kind, broadcast on YouTube, Tuesday, May 26, at 7 p.m., during which about fifty video games "cute and cozy" (mignons and heartwarming) will be presented by their creators.

Cute animals and wild geese

All are driven by a single idea: to provide benevolent play experiences."We are fans of soft games, like Animal Crossing, Ooblets and Chibi-Robo! », Tells World Matthew Taylor, one of the organizers of the event.With his brother, James Tillman, he is currently finalizing Rolling Hills, in which the player is in charge of opening a sushi restaurant in an adorable little village populated by cute animals.

Posted Date: 2020-09-09

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