A cozy open-ended life sim about finding your feet in the big city. Decorate your apartment, make new friends, grow too many houseplants and love your city life!
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Positive (31) - 87% of the 31 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 23, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access gives me time to focus on small details, reflect the community in Garland so it feels like a real city, adjust play based on feedback, find tricky bugs and experiment with new features in a way that is sustainable. This is my first game project so while I know what I want to achieve and how I want it to come together, I really value being able to work with the Garland community to make something really special together! <3 Violet”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I am targeting around 9 months but this timeline will be flexible based around community input and feedback.

Update Schedule:
  • Hotfixes / major bug fixes - as required.
  • Minor bug fixes - fortnightly
  • Minor content drops - monthly
  • Major content drops - quarterly (starting early 2024)

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“During Early Access I will be doing multiple stages of Content Drops, which will allow me time to polish and adjust things bit by bit and keep things going at a sustainable development pace.

In addition to the content included in Early Access, the full version aims to have the following:
  • Polish and balance for existing gameplay.
  • 2 x additional friendship events + 3 x romantic events per NPC.
  • Special occasion events (birthdays, weddings, commitment ceremonies).
  • More apartment customization options (move buildings or expand).
  • More part time jobs and tool progressions.
  • More seasonal festivals.
  • Pets.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently available game play includes:
  • Full progression of the main building story lines (6 events x 4 buildings).
  • Welcome quests and tutorials.
  • Daily errands and recycling tasks.
  • 3 x relationship progression events for 22 NPCs (2 platonic, 1 romantic choice).
  • 3 x rotating Private Detective part time job quests.
  • Gardening, cleaning and photography progression.
  • Character customization and basic apartment customization.
  • Seasonal character interactions, music, mail and level design.
  • Festival of Petals - Spring festival.

Please keep in mind that during Early Access planned features and gameplay may change as Garland evolves and adjusts to feedback. All efforts will be made to make sure save files are compatible throughout the process but there may be times where manual adjustments or conversions are required.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“During Early Access Moonlight in Garland will be offered at a heavily discounted rate to reflect the evolving content, bug fixes, and incorporation of community feedback. Once Garland leaves Early Access the cost will move to full price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“I am very involved with Garland’s community through our Discord server and weekly streaming on Twitch. We hold regular community nights, Q and As and I when possible make adjustments to game builds based on feedback received. All of Garland’s updates and patches come with comprehensive notes and I aim to be as transparent as possible”
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About This Game

Moonlight in Garland is a cozy open-ended life-sim that sees you making a new life in the bustling metropolis of Garland. Find an apartment and make it perfectly yours, befriend your neighbours, grow your urban garden, solve community problems and experience all the weirdly wonderful stuff that city living offers.

Of course, city life isn’t all farmers markets and fancy coffee. Will you step in to stop the heritage building from being torn down and preserve a piece of history? Look after the neighbourhood so more residents stick around? Figure out which jerk is stealing packages from the mail room? Be swept up in a whirlwind romance along the way?

Find your feet, grow your community and live your best life in Garland!

  • Move in! - Choose one of 4 apartments, each with unique challenges and community projects.
  • Explore the city! - Run errands, recycle trash and clean up graffiti around the five distinct districts of Garland.
  • Make friends or fall in love - Develop deep relationships through events and cutscenes with a vibrant cast of cityfolk.
  • Find your community - Work with your building manager to solve community problems in your new home.
  • Gardening - Get your green thumb ready! These houseplants won’t water themselves.
  • Photography - Seek out local wildlife and document your finds in your scrapbook, that seagull is just walking around like he owns the place!
  • Manage your time and energy - Keep an eye on your physical and mental energy to make sure you can hit your goals for each day.
  • Also... - Part time jobs, mini games, marriage, crafting, festival events, local mysteries, and more!

<3 Violet

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Microsoft 64bit Windows 10
    • Processor: 64bit Intel compatible Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 4-compliant onboard graphics
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: May work on lower settings but untested at this point.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OS Catalina
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 4-compliant onboard graphics
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: May work on lower settings but untested at this point.

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