The next game from Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada, named Birthdays the Beginning [official site], is coming our way next year. Birthdays is a cute little sandbox about carving a teensy Minecraft-y world out of a cube in space to develop and support an ecosystem of everything from plants to dinosaurs. A console released was announced a while back, and now we know it'll be on PC too. Have a peek at its cubeworlds in this Japanese trailer:
My Japanese is not the best (domo arigato, baka) but I'm digging what I understand of that. As you carve and build your little cubeworld, the environment changes to support new types of life, which all build into an ecosystem, which... it's quite nice, isn't it?
No Mine's Spore.
"Shape your planet and decide how plant and animal life evolves," explain publishers NIS America. "Discover the history of everything as you foster life of all shapes and sizes –from single-celled organisms to complex multicellular life, including plants, mammals, dinosaurs, and more!"
I shall investigate the aquatic life in great detail.
Birthdays the Beginning is coming to Windows via Steam in "early 2017." It's made by Arc System Works and Wada's own Toybox.