Kairosoft has been a fixture of mobile gaming for many years now. Influential, fun, and accessible, many of its best games have more than stood the test of time – a rare feat in such a constantly-evolving medium. The studio has now announced a sale for some of its most popular games, and so we figured we’d give you a quick heads up before it goes live on August 24th.
If the name Kairosoft doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps you’ve heard of Game Dev Story or Dream Town Story? The former in particular was a huge hit, eventually making its way to Nintendo Switch back in 2017. They’re enjoyable management games that typically focus on a specific industry; for example, game development or film production.
While I haven’t played them all – there are a lot of ‘em – I can absolutely say the ones I’ve tried have been really good fun. You can see their influence in many mobile games now, though I think you could argue that Kairosoft’s best games are yet to be topped by any imitators.
The first of the three games on sale is Pocket Harvest, which will get a whopping 80% discount. This one’s all about managing a farm, cultivating your crops, and making a living off the land. Obvious comparisons can be drawn between it and Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley, though it still serves up its own special experience.
You’ll also be able to get Pool Slide Story at a 40% discount. Here, you’ll build up and customise your very own water park, fit with attractions and rides. This is one that I haven’t actually played, though it must be said the user reviews for it are very positive.
Finally, we have The Sushi Spinnery at 40% off. As the name suggests, this one sees you managing a sushi restaurant, building up a great menu, and adding weird and wonderful features like a salad bar and a sumo ring.Check out our news section to discover the latest, and greatest, games.