There’s a great wealth of games that let you carve out your own little bit of peace and quiet. Minecraft, Stardew Valley, Terraria, and Dragon Quest Builders, for instance, are all about constructing an oasis out of wild scrubland. But what none of those games have is horse-sized wombats. And, I think we can all agree, that those games – and, in fact all games – have been worse because of their lack of horse-sized wombats. Dinkum doesn’t make that mistake. Dinkum‘s wombats are delightfully massive.
Shut up and take my money
Set in Australia-like land, Dinkum has you move into the outback and start to build your own town. You’ll need to construct houses for residents to move in, plant crops and raise animals for food and cash. As you raise money and build a community you’ll be able to access new items and technologies, much how you do in Dragon Quest Builders.
Dinkum‘s outback isn’t a safe tundra. There are threats such as crocodiles, sharks, and, of course, kangaroos. Beat them into steaks, though, and you’ll be set for food.
Excitingly, when Dinkum launches next year, it will arrive with co-op. So if you’re tired of building towns on your lonesome then you can go in with a friend.
While a lot about Dinkum will be familiar to anyone who’s played Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley, and Dragon Quest Builders. It looks to be a charming take on that growing field of games and, I don’t know about you, I still have room in my life for more games that allow me to live out the dream of moving to the country and building a place to live.
Oh, and you can ride an ostrich chocobo-style:
Move over chocobos
Mainly, though, I just want a giant wombat I can call my own. Until then, I’ll have to settle for a very fat cat.