Ever wanted to explore an open-world with no worries of random enemies attacking you? Try out Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles! Play as a cute character as you explore the stunningly beautiful open-world and solve puzzles in your quest to restore balance to the island. Uncover companions, build up your farm to hold adorable animals, there are no rules to how to play the game! Craft materials, or trade for them in towns, NPCs don’t care how you obtain the items, as long as you get the job done.
Gameplay in Yonder is essentially a relaxation sandbox game. Everything from exploring to farming, even questing doesn’t have that typical urgency that most games have. Farming is simple, just check in with your farm whenever you feel like it. The game sets it’s pace slow and pulls you in to follow it. There is no killing in this game, no weapons or combat. You can really just play the game doing whatever you want, without the fear of dying.
Your adventure takes place on Gemea, a lush green land that overrun by the Murk. Uncover new towns, farms, and regions from exploring around. Helping out the townsfolk will help you reveal companions. These little Sprite companions help you remove the Murk that plagues the island. By clearing these objectives you open up new regions to explore, and the story continues.
I’m a sucker for cute critters so I’ll say – get it! After playing the game for hours, I found the urge to keep playing. When I stopped, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. It’s essentially a sandbox-relaxation game where the only thing you have to worry about is how to bring a Rabbit home. This game has absolutely zero combat so if you want to fight zombies are nightfall, you’re better off checking out Minecraft. But, if you want to immerse yourself in a beautiful world surrounded by cute Fabbits, pick up Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles. However, I can see the game getting stale real fast once you’ve run out of thing to do but I’ve yet to reach that point yet. Plus, it’s only $19.99. Support an indie game!
Fun fact: this game was made by only three Australian dudes from the Prideful Sloth company.