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Wholesome Direct is streaming a cozy showcase of indie games today, here's how you can watch it

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Wholesome Games (opens in new tab) is dedicated to highlighting "cute, friendly, and compassionate" video games, and today it's streaming its very first Wholesome Direct to showcase over 50 upcoming indie titles that will fill us all with warm fuzzies. 

The stream is set to start today, May 26, at 1pm ET / 10am PT / 6pm BST, and you can watch it right here via the YouTube video below. 

With new trailers, exclusive footage, developer interviews, and new announcements, the "cozy showcase" looks set to shed some light on the most exciting feel-good games on the horizon, and I, for one, think this is just the kind of content we all need right now. 

Plenty of games have been confirmed for the showcase so far, including the likes of Glumberlands adorable farming adventure Ooblets, and Thunder Lotus' beautiful cozy management game Spiritfarer. Other impossibly cute games will also make an appearance, such as SkateBIRD, Garden Story, Chicory, and Little Witch in the Woods.

Ooblets and Spiritfarer are debuting new trailers during the stream, and many other games will show off more loveliness. Plenty of surprises are said to await us as we tune in, and with exclusive footage set to be shown, there are ample reasons to get excited. 

And who doesn't love a generous helping of sweet games that'll make you smile? Honestly, this is one Direct that you won't want to miss if delightful indie games are your bag. The Wholesome Games community also worked to add subtitles (opens in new tab) in multiple languages for the stream, including English, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, French, German, and Latin American Spanish. It's all just so... well, wholesome. 

We don't yet know for how long the stream will last, but with over 50 games involved, I suggest making a cup of tea or grabbing your favourite drink and settling in for some heartfelt indie goodness.

Here's our pick of the most exciting upcoming games 2020 (opens in new tab).  

Heather Wald
Heather Wald

I started out writing for the games section of a student-run website as an undergrad, and continued to write about games in my free time during retail and temp jobs for a number of years. Eventually, I earned an MA in magazine journalism at Cardiff University, and soon after got my first official role in the industry as a content editor for Stuff magazine. After writing about all things tech and games-related, I then did a brief stint as a freelancer before I landed my role as a staff writer here at GamesRadar+. Now I get to write features, previews, and reviews, and when I'm not doing that, you can usually find me lost in any one of the Dragon Age or Mass Effect games, tucking into another delightful indie, or drinking far too much tea for my own good.