Everdream Valley

  • The protagonist in the game only spends the summer holiday on the farm with their grandparents, i.e. this time is framed as an ‘interlude’ (rather than an alternative way of life) that should be savoured as much as possible
  • Ties in with the genre of slice-of-life popularized e.g. in anime series; the references to anime aesthetics also include the summer holiday motif, which may evoke a sense of melancholy (albeit not in an ecological sense) due to the impending end of the holidays

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