Forager is an indie idle game in which players can explore, gather resources, craft, and fight the most adorable monsters you’ve ever seen. I only played the demo; however, after a year in development, Forager has added some fancy new content. Players can discover new lands such as dry deserts, frigid mountains, spooky graveyards, and ominous volcanos! There are many artifacts to find, as well as alchemy, farming, mining, fishing, hunting, and combat. If gathering your own resources isn’t your style, you can become an adventure capitalist and build a trading empire! With over 64 skills to master, there is a little something for everyone in Forager.

Source: Forager on Steam

My Thoughts

When I downloaded the demo, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into. I saw stunning graphics full of color and in style, I absolutely adore. At first, I felt overwhelmed when trees, rocks, and bushes fell from the sky and on to my little plot of land. However, once I got into the groove of things, I ended up spending hours gathering resources, catching fish, and growing wheat. This game is a little more fast-paced than I typically enjoy, but I found myself enjoying the random slime encounters and the chaotic nature of it all.

Where to Find Forager

The only aspect I didn’t dive into was the trade, but this seems like an interesting aspect I’d like to explore in the future. If I had to point out a flaw, it’s the controls; positioning the cursor in just the right position can sometimes be a chore. Overall, I found Forager to be fun, and the demo led me to purchase the full title.I try to avoid comparing titles, but if I had to describe Forager, I’d say it’s an adorable mash-up of Zelda, Stardew Valley, and Minecraft. It has all the mystery and allure of a dungeon crawler, the ability to become a farmer, plus the endless need for more resources. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon on your Switch or PC via Steam. In the end, I highly recommend this game to all those that are looking for a new twist on their favorite genre.