I’ll admit I’m not particularly fond of farming sims. However, I do enjoy a good shopkeeping game like Recettear. Lullaby Gardens is a sort of hybrid between the two and I have to say I rather like where this one is heading. Even the farming aspect looks like fun. However, it’s not necessarily the gameplay that really grabbed my attention.
What really caught my eye was the artwork. Lullaby Gardens looks so cute I just want to reach through the screen and cuddle every character. The graphics might just be the selling point for me if I wasn’t already strapped for cash. I will also say the animations on the playable character look smooth based on what I’ve seen in the video.
Lullaby Gardens may not be the next AAA blockbuster, but as an indie game it’s got a lot of potential to be a fun experience. The influences listed in the text are great examples of what to steal from. The trailer video also shows the potential to be quite a time waster, but in a good way. I’m sure fans of either farming sims or shop sims will find something to like here.
One final thing I want to mention is something that I always keep an eye out for. Namely, if a game has romantic options the ability to choose either a boy or a girl as your soulmate. As a huge supporter of queer content in games, that is another major selling point for me. Certainly enough to make me star Lullaby Gardens for now.