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Warm, relaxing town builder Of Life and Land has some impressive sim chops

Tell me again about the rabbits

An idyllic village scene in Of Life And Land
Image credit: Rock Paper Shotgun/Kerzoven, Metaroot

I love building games, but it's not that often that put one down and feel particularly tempted to get straight back into it again. Of Life And Land is one of those, but thankfully not so much so that it threatens to consume my every waking moment.

It quietly does several things in a modest little way, that are all the more impressive for its lack of fanfare. The core one though, is that it takes the kind of simulationist foundation normally reserved for the punishing Dwarf Fortress derivatives or gnarly logistics games, and builds on them an approachable, gentle, even philosophical game instead. In a word: it's lovely.

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