Kind Words is one of the most chilled-out games around, although calling it a game feels a little weird. You write anonymous caring letters to real people around the world and it really is sweet. The developer mentioned how over 3 million messages have now been exchanged in game and thousands go through it each day.
Writing about the update, the developer said "We are humbled to have Kind Words become a regular part of so many people's lives and, in keeping with long-standing international custom for developer-player relations, we offer you this traditional gift: a giant, looming beast and some mittens."
The update added in a new room in a warm wooden cabin with a string of twinkling lights (pictured above), Steam Trading Cards and there's also 10 new decorative stickers that each come with matching room objects.
On top of that there's a few other fixes included:
- More efficient and error tolerant network code.
- Autofocusing on text input fields whenever they appear.
- The request list is refreshed every time you view it.
- Fixed a bug which could cause new stickers not to get the big fanfare they deserve when first seen.
- The options menu can now be accessed from the title screen.
- Lowered the volume. Why was it so loud?
- Updated the underlying engine to Unity 2019.4.18.
- Showing a "connecting..." message on the title screen if it's taking too long to connect. So that you know what it's up to. It's trying to connect.
I absolutely adore the idea, and I must admit I am genuinely surprised by its staying power. I thought a year from release no one would be talking about it or using it, happy to be wrong. Goes to show that this sort of hyper-casual experience can easily find a fanbase on PC and it now has well over four thousand user reviews on Steam with an Overwhelmingly Positive rating overall.