Small… But Perfectly Formed
Dig these! The best indie farming games
Chickened out because you’re scared of losing your life to farming perfection? Entirely understandable. We’re long gone. On its way to Switch this year, Eric Barone’s livestockjuggling, orchard-planting delight is the true cream of the crop. Let’s ignore the depressing recent addition of divorce.
Slim e Rancher
Of course it’s still farming even if you’re in charge of adorable blobs that smile at you as you suck them into a slime vacuum and spit them out in cages. Feed your slimes their favourite food to maximise Plort output and soar on the Plort stock market. Okay, ‘Plort’ does mean ‘slime poop’ but believe us, it’s a joy.
Not technically a farm sim, but this gorgeously minimalist city builder demands you balance ecosystems and think about the effect you’re having on your environment. Throw in plenty of foliage and even some livestock, and you’ll feel as green and smug as a smoothie company that puts hats on its drinks.
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles
The beautiful world of Gemea doesn’t really need saving in this combat-free RPG. What it needs is to be well and truly farmed. Whether hiring extra helpers, or milking your own groffles, you’re not going to want to take on a single other quest.
A fidget cube just isn’t enough while binge-watching TV – you need an endearing clicker to while away the time. Ultra-charming and positively addictive, Plantera will have you happily popping down trees and growing slews of juicy-looking fruit. This puts Cookie Clicker to pasture.