If you thought that Stardew Valley was just a little too happy for your tastes, then perhaps you would be interested in checking out Circadian City, a 24/7 life sim that has players forging relationships during the day, while living a fantasy world while they sleep.
Circadian City brought it’s particular brand of cynical life simulation to Early Access back in October 2020, and since then it has slowly received a slew of updates that have pleased the existing community according to the Steam reviews. The v.8 update which arrives on August 18 will deliver full gamepad support, quality of life improvements, and a chance to become more expressive thanks to a new interaction wheel.
Circadian City places you in your “real life”, working a menial job that you hate as you explore the city, invest in your hobbies, and try to make friends in a world that is unforgiving. Take care of your stress levels, make sure you’re eating well, and find like minded people to expand your horizons in the Dreamworld. Inside your dreams you will build a fantasy world filled with fun and adventure, at least until the alarms go off and you need to return to work.
“Circadian City’s v.8 will bring a ton of functionality and gameplay changes to the game,” said Burak Tezateser, Founder & Designer, Nowhere Studios. “Although it’s been a long time coming, we are very proud of the game’s direction and cannot wait to share the final major update before Circadian City v1.0 comes to Steam and Switch in Q1 2023!”
If the trailer catches your attention and you want to learn more, you can grab Circadian City on Steam Early Access today, or sit tight for the release on the Nintendo Switch next year.