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Super sweet chilled-out game Kind Words has a nice free content update

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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.

Want to send some letters and help others, while chilling to some good tunes? You can find Kind Words on Humble Store, Steam and itch.io.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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hardpenguin Jan 26, 2021
Most wholesome game out there ❤️
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