Wholesome Games highlight Lil Gator Game is out tomorrow

Lil Gator Game

Who doesn’t need a lil gator in their life?

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m always hunting for the next cozy, relaxing game I can lose myself in. Based on the news I’ve seen today, it seems that experience is right around the corner in the form of Lil Gator Game. Wholesome Games is one of my favorite Twitter accounts to follow seeing as they keep me up to date on all of my wholesome game needs (of which I have many), so their endorsement means a lot to me. They’ve been thrilled about the upcoming release of Lil Gator Game, so I am absolutely on board.

As you may have guessed, you play as a lil gator who is exploring a beautiful island. You’ll make friends with other animals, complete little tasks like skipping rocks on the water, or shooting at little cardboard targets, and of course you can take things at your own pace to fully enjoy everything the island has to offer.

As much as I’ve love the many excellent action-centric games that have come out this year, the idea of not having any fail state or time limit sounds like a dream. The Steam page advertises that you can “climb, swim, and glide” your way around, and it seems to me like we’re still seeing Breath of the Wild’s influence on open world game design — which I will take as a win.

Lil Gator Game is the debut for indie studio MegaWobble, and if the game lives up the trailers I’ve seen so far, I think they’re going to be in it for the long haul. Their publisher, Playtonic Friends, has also helped release indie favorites like Blossom Tales IIDemon Turf, and A Little Golf Journey.

Lil Gator Game is available December 14, 2022 on PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch.

Noelle Warner
After a few years of working in game development, Noelle joined the Destructoid team in 2021. She particularly loves interactive storytelling and cuddling with her cats!