CNN’s Michael Andronico considers Cat Cafe Manager the best indie game of E3 2021 in his best games and gadgets of E3 2021 list. The fun and friendly feline management simulator published by Freedom! Games is planned to release in Q2 2022 on Nintendo Switch and Steam.

We really enjoyed Cat Cafe Manager for how relaxing it is to play. Laying out and decorating our cafe was as simple as clicking around the screen, and it wasn’t long before we were chatting up customers and upgrading our space with new tools (and more cats, of course). The game’s chill pace and simple-yet-addicting gameplay reminds us of similar titles we love like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and The Sims 4, and it’s shaping up to be a nice retreat for anyone looking to escape the chaos of real life for a few hours at a time.

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