Lake is one of those games that comes up when talking about cozy games (though not nearly enough compared to, say, Wylde Flowers). The base game, which is set in 1986, has players taking on the role of Meredith while she is taking over her father’s job as mail carrier. It’s all pretty chill, just drive around and learn about people. Announced during the Guerilla Collective Showcase 2023 (during 2023’s Not-E3 week), Season’s Greetings is holiday-themed DLC for Lake – and it launches about a month before the holidays get so busy that there’s no time for games. Perfect timing!
While the base game follows Meredith as she takes over her father’s deliveries, Season’s Greetings is set a year earlier during the holidays and follows her father Thomas. By switching from Meredith to Thomas, players will learn more about their family dynamics and gain insight into Providence Oaks from a long-time resident versus a newbie.
The release date trailer, below, reveals a closer to look at the story in Season’s Greetings:
Season’s Greetings introduces five completely new characters, each with their own unique storylines. It also provides more background to unanswered questions teased in Lake. That being said, it still follows the base game’s slice-of-life themes and relaxing vibes. It just brings the game to a snowy holiday season.
In addition to the delivery work being done, players can enjoy after-work actives like hanging out with friends, staying in for a cozy night in front of the TV, and partying like it’s 1985. The branching story doesn’t shy away from serious themes; like life, there are no right and wrong answers.
Developed by Gamious and published by Whitethorn Games, Lake is currently available for PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, and Xbox One. The Season’s Greetings DLC will be released for all platforms on November 15.