In last week’s Indie Wonderland: Costume Quest 2, I alluded to another game I’d been eyeballing for review at the time. Do you remember? I dismissively wrote about a ‘weird visual novel game about flower shops’, before segueing into Costume Quest 2 proper. You might have figured, at the time, I was being facetious for the sake of review opening comedy.
I wasn’t. Flower Shop: Summer in Fairbrook (by developer Winter Wolves is a real game, it’s about the complexities of balancing dating life with honest farm work while spending summer in a small agrarian town, it features a main character unironically called Steve, and I genuinely want to play this game a lot.
So what I’m saying is, I hope you guys are psyched for a summer in Fairbrook. Because I sure as hell am.
(Spoiler levels: Narrative, high. Mechanical, more or less absolute.)
After the break: What does one *do*, in Fairbrook? The answer involves a lot more small business trading than you would expect.