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For this week’s Switch Kickstarter Project of the Week, we will be looking at Herbarium Games’ Law Law Land. The game is slated to release in November 2020 on PC with plans to release on consoles as a $9,000 stretch goal. Here’s the overview:

Welcome to LawLawLand! It is a country where everybody follows the law, no matter how absurd it may be at times. You are an ordinary factory worker, who accidentally becomes a member of parliament — now it’s your turn to decide where this country is headed. There are two parties at the Parliament: one always votes “yea” and the other “nay”. The votes are divided exactly in half and the final decision is always up to the player. Will you earn the love of the whole nation or will it be hatred instead? This depends solely on you!

So, basically, Law Law Land is an open world adventure game focused on story, exploration and player decisions, featuring dozens of characters to meet and things to do.

Your decisions shape the city and change its appearance. For example, you can choose to be a good guy and repair roads and buildings. Or you can cause an economical or ecological crisis — it’s up to you whether you build your dream city or trash-littered dystopia.

Different fractions in Law Law Land have different objectives in mind and it’s up to the player who to support. Some of the characters will even try to bribe you in order to get what they want.

Money is one of the most important resources in the game: it can make your life easier. Tired of using public transport? Buy a fancy car! But you also need to feed your family and money can help with that, too. Your wealth defines your social status: many quests will be unavailable if you are poor (and vice versa). In addition, other characters will treat you differently, depending on your social status.

We try to make gameplay as diverse as possible: there are a lot of unique minigames in LawLawLand. From moving crates on a factory to investigating the crime scene — every major quest comes with unique gameplay mechanics.

The core gameplay element is lawmaking. In LawLawLand there are two parties at the Parliament: one always votes “yea” and the other “nay”. The votes are divided exactly in half and the final decision is always up to the player. Sometimes the laws that pass can actually help people, and sometimes they can help you make some money. There are many factions that will try to manipulate the main character or seduce him with money. In LawLawLand money always comes first. Well, right after your decisions, of course.

Law Law Land looks like it doesn’t take itself too seriously which for a game in 2019 about law and politics, that may well be just what we need. The concept of deciding between laws to either help the people or help yourself gain a source of revenue opens the game up to many possibilities and a lot of hilarity. I’m very excited to see more on this one, it looks so unique!

Law Law Land requires $2,000USD and is currently sitting at $612USD after 37 backers with 26 days remaining. So if you’d like to support the development of this game and support some hard work developers in their time of need, click the link below to visit the Kickstarter page.

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Posted by Alex Harding

Lover of chocolate and admirer of video games, Alex is the chief writer/editor of Switchaboo.