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Need to get something done and remove distractions? Virtual Cottage is a real sweet idea for a screen-saver style application that gives you tunes and a timer.

It reminded me instantly of Kind Words, the beautiful little game about writing letters to random people in a tiny little room. Virtual Cottage echos that same style and feeling. You get a visually pleasing little room, some lovely music and you can set a timer with a subject to focus on and let your mind melt away as you do it and listen to the great beats.

Why was it made? On the itch page, the developer mentioned they built it for themselves to "help me get things done again" with a goal to have "a super simple desktop app (so that I'm not even tempted to open the browser)" and so they've shared it with everyone. I thought it was a beautiful idea, maybe you will too.

Also, it's made with Godot Engine, so that's awesome too.

You can grab it free on where they just recently put up the first Linux build, and you can also donate on their itch page if you like it. Also on Steam but no Linux build there just yet.

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Akien Oct 13, 2020
For the reference, it's also distributed on Steam (with close to 200 positive reviews in just a few days!), but as the devs are not familiar with Linux they haven't included the Linux build on Steam yet.

Be sure to let them know if the Linux build on itch works for you to give them confidence :)

Last edited by Akien on 13 October 2020 at 10:38 am UTC
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