Top 15 NEW Cozy Games Coming Out in 2024!
If I’m being honest I have over 50 games I want to play but a few stand-out games are coming from indie developers (and one from Nintendo) that I just can’t wait to share with you.
If this is your first time reading a cozy game list from me, welcome and a Happy New Year to you! I’m Wendy, your Cozy Games Blogger. Here’s a little background on the types of games I love to play – I adore pretty games that ball me over with emotionally charged stories. Think GRIS and Spiritfarer. When it comes to game mechanics I need to tame my inner Marie Kondo with some cozy management like in Unpacking or seek out mysteries and deeper stories with some exploration and adventure.
And when it comes to consoles I’m obsessed with my Oled Nintendo Switch and Steam Deck! You’ll hear me rave about them often on TikTok.
Probably my favorite games from 2023 were The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Season: A Letter to the Future. Both games encompassed everything I love about video games – a storyline with characters I care about, an in-game camera so I can stop and capture the breathtaking scenery, and a sprinkling of mystery that makes me say, “Just 5 more minutes” when really, I should be going to bed.
Cozy games are best played just before bed. Am I right?
Seriously though, cozy games are my whole world!
Not only do I make a living from writing about them but they also give me time to take a minute to pause, relax, and reflect on my day. Where some other people do a little Yoga or meditation, I play video games.
Well that, and I do some real-life treasure hunting, or as you may call it… thrifting. If I’m not playing video games I’m turning my home into a cozy retreat filled with antiques and one-off pieces of artwork. Last year I re-painted my dining room, and this year I want to make over my gaming room.
I have some HUGE milestones to celebrate in 2024. For my New Year’s Resolution, I plan to get a little more personal with you this year. My blog is all about the best cozy games I can find, but some of my regular readers who are subscribed to my email list recently replied asking to hear more about how I got into blogging, and more importantly, how I earn a living from it. Money is always a very sensitive topic because it’s all relative, but I would like to be more candid with you.
I’ve also got some exciting news about the direction my blog is heading… eek! So if you don’t want to miss out on new posts like this plus get your hands on over 125 cozy games to play in 2024 then go here to sign up.
Let’s take a look at 15 of the coziest games you should definitely add to your wishlist in 2024.
Putting normal life in the spotlight. Simpler Times is an experiential, interactive meditation that rewards patience and attention with poignant moments that can be replayed like a favorite song.
Momento is a cozy room decorator with a twist. Decorate your room however you wish, choose which items are important to you and discover what your choices mean for the life you lead.
Nom Nom: Cozy Forest Café
Escape the frenzy of city life. Nom Nom: Cozy Forest Café is a cozy and relaxing decoration and rhythm game where you manage a café and befriend cute animals.
Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator
Garden Life is a relaxing gardening game in which you create your dream garden in a peaceful, colourful world. Plant and add ornaments at your own pace, transforming an overgrown forgotten plot into a flourishing community garden.
Become a watercolor artist. Été is a relaxing painting game where you freely explore a city in the summer, collecting ideas in your album, creating artworks on canvas, and decorating your studio by selling your art to your neighbours.
Welcome to Botany Manor, a stately home in 19th century England. You play as inhabitant Arabella Greene, a retired botanist. Explore your house and gardens, filled with research, to figure out the ideal habitat of forgotten flora. Grow each plant to discover the mysterious qualities they hold…
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Long-lost family secrets. Hints of a hidden fortune. And miles to go before they sleep. Tess Devine’s relationship with her mom has never been easy, but they’re about to set out together on a journey into the past that they’ll never forget.
Ages of Cataria
Care for generations of townsfolk in a land of mystique and wonder. Through interactive short stories, villager relationships, and village maintenance, define the unique story of your village.
The Garden Path
A slice-of-life sim about the joy of gardening, designed to be picked up and played in short and sweet bites. Whether you’re fishing, growing, trading, or making new vegetable friends, a wonderful and wistful adventure awaits when wandering The Garden Path.
Out and About
Set out on a foraging adventure to restore your childhood home after a devastating storm! Help the community find harmony in nature! Learn real-world techniques to identify wild flora and fungi, cure plant blindness, cook tasty recipes and master herbal remedies in this cozy, sustainable life sim.
Tiny Glade is a small relaxing game about doodling castles. Explore gridless building chemistry, and watch the game carefully assemble every brick, pebble and plank. There’s no management, combat, or wrong answers – just kick back and turn forgotten meadows into lovable dioramas.
Princess Peach: Showtime!
Princess Peach must save the day as she takes the spotlight in her very own game. Princess Peach and friends arrive at the Sparkle Theater to see a show when the wicked Grape and the Sour Bunch suddenly make their grand entrance and take center stage. The perfect performance has become a tragedy and it’s up to Peach to save the play – and the day!
Planet of Lana
A planet that used to be a place of undisturbed balance between human, nature, and animal has now become something else entirely.
The disharmony that had been in the making for hundreds of years has finally arrived in the form of a faceless army. But this is not a story about war. This is a story about a vibrant, beautiful planet –and the journey to keep it that way.
The Gecko Gods
Explore a mysterious island in The Gecko Gods, an immersive, relaxing exploration-adventure game where you play as a tiny lil gecko! Complete ancient puzzles, effortlessly climb cliffs and eat bugs as you make your way across an island civilization lost to time.
From the creators of GRIS comes a new game about courage. And it will be a day 1 purchase for me! Experience the moving tale of a young woman and her lifelong bond with a magnificent wolf as they embark on a thrilling adventure through a rapidly dying world.
Which one are you most looking forward to playing? Neva is probably my most anticipated game but The Garden Path is giving me Wytchwood vibes and I’m here for it.
Should I add more games to this list? If you think I’ve missed some treasures then leave a comment to see your suggestion added soon 👏
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