Mutazione, an adventure game set in a gossipy small town, is out now

(Image credit: Die Gute Fabrik, Akupara Games)

Small towns are all full of drama and despite being hit by a meteor 100 years ago, it seems that Mutazione, the town that used to be a resort, is no different. You'll play as 15-year-old Kai who's moved to town to take care of her sick grandfather. While tending to him and his garden, Kai engages in other small-town activities like BBQs and band nights where she deals with all the local gossip.

From its trailer, Mutazione appears to play a bit like an adventure game: walking around talking to different characters while collecting things for your musical garden. But there's more to Mutazione than that. Mysteries are afoot. 

"Things aren’t as simple as they seem... Nonno has other plans for Kai," its Steam page says. "Secrets and betrayals simmer under the friendly community’s surface." On top of that, a creepy bird with a face like a plague doctor's mask seems to be following Kai. 

As with all story-heavy games, to reveal too much would be to spoil it. You can find out for yourself what Mutazione is all about on Steam, itch, and GOG.

Lauren Morton
Associate Editor

Lauren started writing for PC Gamer as a freelancer in 2017 while chasing the Dark Souls fashion police and accepted her role as Associate Editor in 2021, now serving as the self-appointed chief cozy games enjoyer. She originally started her career in game development and is still fascinated by how games tick in the modding and speedrunning scenes. She likes long books, longer RPGs, has strong feelings about farmlife sims, and can't stop playing co-op crafting games.