This cute management sim looks Animal Crossing in a casino

Audio player loading…

I haven't played Animal Crossing: New Horizons but I know it has some kind of turnip-based stock market that functions a bit like gambling. But Blooming Business: Casino looks like it's taking the next logical step. In this cute-looking sim you design, build, and manage a casino filled with adorable animal guests.

Why not? Just because animals are cute doesn't mean they don't have a vice or two.

You'll be able to build your casino from the ground up, starting with a bare plot of land and installing all the fixings, from different casino games like slot machines and blackjack to eye-pleasing décor and amenities. Hire a staff of bartenders, cleaners, dealers, and security guards. Then open the doors and try to make a profit while dealing with clients who, by the looks of things, may get into brawls or drink a bit too much.

There's no release date for Blooming Business: Casino (opens in new tab), but a free demo will be available next week as part of Steam Next Fest.

What's up next? Here's the full E3 2021 schedule
Check out our list of every game at E3 so far

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.