The world of adventure game Rakuen will be the setting of a new animated series

Rakuen is an affecting adventure game that flew under the radar a little when it was released last year, but has since racked up an Overwhelmingly Positive user review score on Steam. Its story of a hospitalized boy who travels to a storybook fantasy land with his mother captured a lot of hearts, and also a lot of tears.

Its creator Laura Shigihara has been working with animator Slamacow to create an original 3D animated series set in the world of Rakuen, which will be called The Farmer in the Sky. You can watch the trailer embedded above, and it looks cute as heck.

The Farmer in the Sky will debut on its own YouTube channel, and Rakuen is currently discounted by 40% to celebrate the announcement.

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, 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.