WHEN FANTASY INVADES REALITY
Yoshio was a thirty-year-old unemployed shut-in when a mysterious village-building sim, The Village of Fate, showed up at his door. Through watching and caring for the game’s intensely realistic NPCs, Yoshio has started getting his life back on track—getting a job to pay for microtransactions, and using the villagers’ care for each other as inspiration to reconnect with his family. But despite overcoming the first challenges thrown at him, more complicated issues, both in and out of the game, are closing in. And are the game’s monstrous enemies controlled by real humans, too?