The Hustle and Bustle of Circadian City Impressions

Circadian City Lets You Farm Your Dreams.

Circadian City
Circadian City

Circadian City, developed by Nowhere Studios, is a life simulation game that features farming and crafting. Akin to games such as the old Harvest Moon GBA games or more recently Stardew Valley. However, Circadian City puts a twist on it.

There are two worlds in Circadian City that you can visit. The real world where you will be talking to citizens, working, and developing your interests and skills. Secondly, the dream world where you will farm and develop character personalities.

Key Takeaways

  • Circadian City is a unique Life Simulation game that puts you in both real life and dreams. 
  • It offers a relaxing experience with over five city areas ready to be explored, farmed, and engaged for friendship with in-game characters. 
  • Meanwhile, you can also perform a variety of unique activities in Dream World, such as farming, crafting different equipment, or even more unique quests for character personalities. 

Circadian City, Two Worlds to Explore

There are currently five areas of the city that can be visited, which are filled with many unique characters. All can be interacted with and all have different combinations of interests.

There are a total of 49 NPCS and have the potential to grow friendships and relationships with them. The player can receive quests and recipes from NPCS they have befriended.

Circadian City Gameplay
Circadian City Gameplay

Growing friendships in the real world has a direct impact on the dream world. Friendships will generate Lucidium, the resource used to purchase perks and develop the protagonist’s personality.

Because every character including the protagonist has a combination of interests there are many activities in Circadian City. As well as a large amount of places to relieve stress such as clubs and bars.

The dream world is a stark contrast compared to the real world, as your goals are different here. The player meets some pretty-out-there characters that are made up from old memories of the protagonist.

Such as “Rob Rob”, the protagonist’s favorite childhood toy, who guides you through how the dream works. These characters will also give the player quests to complete.

The Dreamworld is where you will be farming, tending to weeds, and other clutter that appears on the land. You will begin to craft items such as axes, hoes, pickaxes, etc., and develop the land to generate a range of items, a beautiful metaphor for tidying your mind.

Circadian City Under Construction

As the game is in the early stages of development, many improvements are planned to be made, such as mouse integration, which is much needed for inventory management. Nowhere Studios plan to implement NPC pathing. This will be a logical implementation as it is odd to see NPCS glued in place.

Head to Nowhere Studios to find out even more about the future development plan of Circadian City.

Juggling Lifes problems

In Circadian City there are many things to keep track of to ensure the health and development of your character. These consist of hunger, energy, skill development, and happiness, which can be found in the bottom right of the screen.

Circadian City Dialogue Cutscene
Circadian City Dialogue Cutscene

The date, time, weather, and money are displayed on the top right of the screen. Furthermore, players must manage stress, displayed as the green bar on the left. Stress affects your overall performance at work and also subconsciously in your dreams.

You can leave the dream world at any time. However, waking up early makes your character’s stress increase for the next day, and you are at risk of passing out. It’s difficult to juggle all of your character’s needs such as: improving skills, working, and increasing friendship levels. As a result, my character’s sleeping pattern quickly devolved to a subhuman proportion much like real life.

In Conclusion

Circadian City offers a relaxing and fun life-simulating experience. Where you will be constantly developing your skills, friendships, and personality. The gameplay is fun as you will be constantly switching back and forth between two distinct worlds, with different tasks.

The game offers substantial replayability due to the many combinations of skills to choose from. The game has a lot of potential to become a great little game with a lot of depth.

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