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Video games usually have some level of conflict or pressure — solve this puzzle, blow up this machine, defeat this monster and so forth. That’s not the case with Inasa Fujio’s “The Inaka Project,” a first-person narrative game that leisurely takes players through Japan’s idyllic countryside.

Fujio’s game amassed nearly 60,000 upvotes in Reddit’s largest gaming forum, as well as hundreds of thousands of views on Twitter, when snippets of gameplay footage from “The Inaka Project” made its way onto social media and users realized the game’s potential could be used as another way of “visiting” rural Japan.

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