Akimi Village Combines Building Stuff, Gardening and Cute Graphics (TRAILER)

For some reason, a while back, I played Viva Pinata. I’m not really sure why, although I know why I finished it to 100 percent completion — I was formerly an unrepentant Achievement whore with nothing but college to distract me. It’s probably the same reason some people play World of Warcraft or FarmVille, and other people study things like quantum physics, astronomy and math: it has some kind of unholy power over its practitioners.

Akimi Village is out today on the Playstation Network for PS3, and it looks hauntingly familiar. The game seems to be all about gardening, building structures and curating the world of Smurf-like pint-size guys in the titular Akimi Village. You have to grow and build things to fight off this black stuff called the Creep that Zerg buildings grow on — or maybe just makes everyone sad.

It doesn’t seem like the little Smurf guys worship you, but I bet a few stomped buildings would change that pretty quickly.

Download the trailer here.

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