Ambitious life sim ‘Stardew Valley meets Breath of the Wild’ MeetLight and the Secrets of the Universe has resurfaced now that its Kickstarter campaign is live.
Look, I know there are at least a hundred quintillion Stardew-type games out there right now, but MeetLight really looks like it could be special, combining some of the best elements from several hugely popular games in a variety of genres.
The game’s new Kickstarter page (opens in a new tab) says MeetLight unites the gameplay of Stardew with the exploration and visual style of Breath of the Wild, as well as the “spiritual story and poetic setting” of Ori and the Blind Forest, the Ghibli anime film, the “narrative style and Atmosphere” from My Neighbor Totoro, and My Time at Portia’s Crafting and Housing Mechanics. We’ve also compared it to Valheim in the past due to their similar crafting system.
There’s also a new MeetLight trailer showing how some of its inspirations come together, hopefully to form a cohesive whole. For example, you can see the player character planting seeds and growing vegetables in a garden, cutting down trees for wood and building a house, crafting tools, riding a horse, solving a puzzle to access an item, and gliding through the air. Breath of the wild style.
The story involves a young woman named Anna who has just inherited a farm from her great-uncle. The story may sound all too familiar at first, but there is a whole spiritual side to things involving Anna’s clairvoyant abilities, stemming from the tragic loss of her spouse. So during the day you’re doing typical life simulation stuff like collecting materials and building things and cooking recipes, and then at night you enter the spirit world where you’ll meet fantastical creatures and unravel the titular secrets of the universe.
MeetLight is due out on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in 2023.
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