Slice of life pixel artwork video games are simply so calming proper? Stardew Valley cultivated an enormous following for a cause, as a cute journey about discovering your self, making associates and falling in love in a small city away from a crap previous workplace job. However maybe, despiting liking the concept of getting away from all of it, you are a metropolis particular person at coronary heart. If that is the case, Moonlight in Garland is perhaps for you.
Solo indie dev Violet LeBeaux has been laborious at work on her metropolis way of life sim, which seems to be nice for individuals who’ve exhausted all the pieces to do in Stardew Valley. Deliberate to launch in late 2022 on Steam, Moonlight in Garland encourages gamers to seek out themselves, love, design a house, and discover a giant metropolis at their very own tempo.
Garland is the massive metropolis that your character strikes to, and it is type of very best. You want to discover a place to hire, meet your neighbours, and (because the trailer stresses) develop home vegetation. I imply not less than if you happen to neglect to water these digital ones you will not really feel as dangerous proper? Additionally, I am not fairly certain if there’s a canonical cause for this, however the recycling bin speaks to you and says thanks for recycling. Disco Elysium’s bin has a distant cousin it appears.
Moonlight in Garland provides me 2000s on-line sim sport vibes. It matches someplace between Stardew and Habbo Resort in gameplay and styling, which is precisely up my alley. To my eye Garland’s pixel artwork is not as fairly as Stardew’s, however it’s distinct.
Garland can even characteristic a well-known quest to Stardew followers: a chance to avoid wasting heritage buildings. And whenever you’re not watering vegetation, you are able to do different idealic metropolis life issues like procuring and images. There’s additionally a point out of detective work, which looks like it may both be about professional crime, or snooping on neighbours. There needs to be slightly little bit of scandal proper? In any other case it is not a real slice of life.