We’ve seen fruit go crazy in Shooty Fruity and alien fruit invade our world in Fruit Attacks, but now fruit will be what saves us. Indie developer Eerie Bear Games, the creators behind VR puzzler Light Repair Team #4, has announced that their second VR game, Fruit for the Village is set to release next week on May 22nd.
Created for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets, Fruit for the Village takes place in an apocalyptic future where the world has been ravaged by war and climate change. However humanity has survived in the form of small villages scattered around a desert. You’re one of the villagers that remain and you see your people struggle to survive through the harsh elements and keep themselves from starving. So you decide to start a garden to help feed your village’s people.
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Fruit for the Village combines strategy with a survival element where you can choose between a story mode and a survival mode. The story mode follows your progress as you discover the history of the village and its people while you strive to help them. But they’re hungry and you need to hustle if you’re going to keep up with demand. Build a thriving garden and start fulfilling the villager’s needs, and buy new tools like larger plots and auto-growers. But keep in mind that times are hard, and things are in low supply so item prices rise with each new purchase. As for the survival mode – it keeps much of the gameplay that the story mode introduces but takes away the narrative focus and instead has you see how long you can keep the villagers fed.
The studio also released a demo in preparation for the upcoming release. “This demo is a sample of gameplay from the story mode with randomized character options,” said the team. “It’s just a taste, and the full game will allow you to experience the whole story of the Village, along with an endless survival mode (if story isn’t your thing and you just want to play around) and additional character options, rather than randomized ones!”
So if you fancy yourself an avid botanist with a virtually exceptional green thumb, then make sure to take a look at Fruit for the Village’s Steam page and the demo in the run-up to release.