Heartwarming adventure game Rakuen has an animated series DLC

(Image credit: Laura Shigihara)

Rakuen is an adventure game developed by Laura Shigihara, who composed music for Plants vs. Zombies, To the Moon, and other games. It's both adorable and creepy, with as many layers as one of its sassy talking onion people.

To celebrate the third anniversary of Rakuen, the animated series first announced in 2018 is finally arriving. While the first episode has been available on YouTube since then, the second is out now as DLC for the game. It's called Farmer in the Sky, and its cast of cute characters live on an idyllic floating island where everything's as cosy as a meal scene in a Miyazaki movie.

Farmer in the Sky's second episode is available on Steam. Hopefully the wait for the third episode isn't as long.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.