Indie developer Eerie Bear Games, the team behind Light Repair Team #4, has announced its next virtual reality (VR) title, a gardening style experience called Fruit for the Village.
The videogame, which Eerie Bear Games describes as ‘about hope, peace, and fruit’, revolves around players tending to the needs of a garden with the aim of feeding a starving village. This is a community of the future, set in a world torn apart by climate change and war. The survivors band together, building small villages in the desert to create a normal way of life, but it’s vital they can sustain themselves by growing supplies.
To succeed players need to optimise production, ensuring the gardens continually produce crops. The harvested fruit can not only be used to feed the village but also to upgrade and enhance the garden, unlocking bigger plots and auto-growers for example.
Eerie Bear Games has created two modes to test players, a Story mode, which requires build and careful fine tuning of the garden to adapt to the changing story of the village. While Survival mode is all about optimisation, providing sustenance to the village for as long as possible.