The cottagecore aesthetic has been booming lately, especially with the release of the Sims 4: Cottage Living expansion pack. This form of artist expression focuses on rural clothing options, crafting, and the general vibe of living in a cute cottage. I must admit, I am a sucker for this movement, as seen in the last few articles I have written. So, it should come as no surprise when I say I have another cottagecore game to share with you all, and that is Mail Time.
Mail Time is a story-driven 3D adventure game with platforming elements set in a small open world. The player takes on the role of a newly hired Mail Scout in the Grumblewood Grove. To become a seasoned Mail Scout, the player will need to glide and jump across the land to deliver the resident’s mail. However, there does seem to be a catch the player does not know where the mail’s recipient lives! So, they will need to talk to adorable NPCs to figure out where the post belongs.
With the open-world nature of Mail Time, players are free to carve their own path in a way that suits their needs. They will also earn Mail Scout badges after completing challenges, which boosts stamina. Plus, the player glides around town using the letter they are delivering, which is all-around super cute. Overall, this title is meant to be relaxing and allows players to play at their own pace.
When I first saw Mail Time on TikTok, I melted. The mushroom PC can only be described as the most adorable creature I have ever seen. After a bit more digging, I fell in love with the title. The graphics are warm and inviting, almost giving off LittleBigPlanet vibes. Story-wise, it reminds me of a sweeter Death Stranding, minus the baby device. The presskit also explained that many animal-based puns are splashed throughout the game. Honestly, this is right up my alley! In the end, this game looks fantastic, and I cannot wait to see the completed version.
Odds and Ends
There is no current release date for Mail Time as of yet. However, players can expect to play this title on Steam via PC or Mac. If you want to stay up to date with the latest news, check out the developer, Kela van der Deijl’s, socials. These include Twitter, Twitch, and Discord. Overall, this game is on my Steam’s Wishlist, and I think it should be on yours too.