Every game from The Wholesome Direct 2022 is going to change

Sunn Direct 2021

As part of the Summer Game Fest and IGN’s Summer of Gaming, Wholesome Direct took place on June 11, 2022, with around 100 game trailers and announcements, all with the theme “healthy games” trend. We saw games about frogs, cats, bears, witches and mail delivery – but which of them comes to Switch, you ask?

(Also, if you missed Wholesome Direct, you can watch it again here!)

Here’s a list of every game from Wholesome Direct coming to the Nintendo Switch, with brief descriptions from the developers and release windows or dates, if any!

(Note: some of these games are just advertised for “consoles”, or “planned” for consoles, or just “aimed” at consoles … but we’ve assumed it includes Switch, so be warned that they may not all is destined for Switch!)

Lil Gator game

Explore a lovingly designed island full to the brim with areas to discover, friends to have and joy to have. Each area of โ€‹โ€‹the island brings unique missions and characters to meet. Glide through the mountain tops and drop by the theater troupe children, swing the cane sword through the forest with the prep school students or find “Cool Kids” down in Creaklands. With many more sites to discover, there is no knowing who you may encounter!

Release Date: 2022

Post time

It’s post time! As a newly graduated postal scout, put on your backpack, grab those letters and deliver them across Grumblewood Grove! The forest animals are eagerly awaiting the sight of your mushroom hat in this cozy, cottagecore light platform game adventure!

Release date: 4th quarter 2022

Super Mini Mart

Super Mini Mart is a cozy variant of the management genre with a charming 3D aesthetic and an engaging cast. Create, monitor and manage store activities in a relaxed environment, befriend locals and turn those one-time bargain hunters into lifelong loyal customers!

Release Date: TBA


Soar, swipe and glide across the vast Pacific Ocean like Toroa, the northern royal albatross. Discover the hidden wonders of the sea and sky on your epic journey home with the help of the god of the Maori winds, Tฤwhirimฤtea.

Release Date: TBA


IN LumbearJack, the players will put on the bright yellow braces of the bear Jack as he picks up his faithful ax to take back the forest from the greedy EVIL Inc. who pollutes the forest without a single thought of the inhabitants. Jack wants to chop through machines, buildings and rubbish (all in the name of recycling) as he works his way through the forest to take it back.

Release Date: June 11, 2022

Freshly frozen

Place conveyor belts to solve puzzles in the world’s most adorable donut factory! A dozen dozen dazzling donut dilemmas await you in this sweet pastel world with twelve different donut shapes, from jelly-filled to maple bars, pumpkins, stars and more.

Release Date: Out now

Mika and the Witch Mountain

Mika and the Witch Mountain follows the witch apprentice Mika in a fantasy adventure in adulthood. To complete the training, Mika must help the townspeople who live at the bottom of the mountain, and bring them packages on her magical diet.

Release Date: 2022

A walk with Yiayia

A Walk with Yiayia is a light adventure / visual novel about taking your Greek grandmother on a trip after she has lost her self-confidence after a scary fall. Connect through engaging conversations, explore a relaxing environment and complete micro-missions in this thoughtful adventure in small sizes.

Release Date: TBA

Chicken journey

Play like an adorable chicken in this relaxing platform game. Jump, climb and solve puzzles to find the answer to the ULTIMATE question chicken can ask.

Release date: 4th quarter 2022

Riddles for the key

Join Clef on an adventure set on a magical island where her family once lived. Solve puzzles, discover secrets and experience a story of sisterly love – and something more, if you are willing to dig deeper …

Release date: 2nd quarter 2023

Go to page 2 for more games from Wholesome Direct 2022! You’re not even a quarter of the way to the end!