NPC Town Building Game - Chapter 8 (2/2): Tribute To The God
The next day.
“Come on, get down here! Hurry up!”
I had a bad premonition after hearing my mother’s voice. After stepping down, I was hesitating to open the front door.
“You have a parcel from the Village of Fate again”
A massive log was placed where my mother was pointing to.
…… A very familiar log.
I wrote an oracle yesterday thanking the villagers for the fruit and asking them for a log as a tribute.
Honestly, it just came to my mind but I didn’t think that I would actually receive a log.
………… Is the developer of this game sane?
What are you thinking? Yesterday was the best thing I could get, and I definitely thought that I won’t be receiving the tribute the second time but now a log…
“For now, I will just bring it to the garden.”
“That’s right. Do something with it, at least you will train your body.”
My mother closed the front door after saying so.
After she left, I took out a rope from the warehouse in the garden, tied it to the log, and pulled it all the way to the garden.
The log was about the same size as me, so I managed it somehow.
“Goosh, it’s heavy! This wood is so heavy!!”
But I was still pulling it somehow. The muscle training that I started recently hasn’t been working at all.
I took a break after somehow carrying it to the garden. Even though it wasn’t far away, I was still sweating profusely.
Since the garden is spacious, there was no problem in keeping a log there, but what am I supposed to do with it?
“Is it possible to sell logs like this?”
I don’t know. I will check it out later.
My father is doing a job related to the import business, so couldn’t he sell it with his connections?
The next day again.
“No…Not like this!”
A gift from the village of fate for three consecutive days.
This time it was a fresh meat of a monster.
When Gamz and Murus got rid of the wild boar monster in the morning, I had a bad feeling.
I admit that there was cold sweat on my forehead when the meat was delivered to the altar, but I really didn’t think that meat would be actually sent through mail.
“Hey, what is your relationship with the Village of Fate? The quality is good and there’s a lot of meat, but I don’t know which animal it belongs to. Surely, it doesn’t look like pork.”
My mother seriously stared at the meat which has already been cut into pieces.
“Oh, that’s the wild boar meat… The village development idea that I applied for on the net was recognized and accepted.”
My mother is delighted to hear it.
I can’t back down anymore.
It’s not a complete lie, as we’re actually talking about the village. But can I tell her that I am working as a game tester?
Anyway, let’s forget the details. It’s definitely boar meat, even though the said boar is a monster. It seems that this has been popular recently.
Probably, there are some kinds of tributes in the game, and it is randomly decided. I can only think of this possibility.
I have recently started suspecting that this game was made for the super rich due to its extremely advanced AIs.
The game disk must be very expensive and require a basic fee of 10,000 yen per month using the billing system. They must have implemented a delivery system using the Villagers’ tribute.
“You are receiving goods from the game”
If they sell the game using such a catchphrase then it would definitely have an excellent advertising effect and attract a lot of customers.
Some food companies must also have partnerships with them.
And they use this strategy to get the customers addicted.
This game is really devilish.
Now that I have come up with this explanation, it seems really convincing.
If so, then the high-performance AI and tribute can also be explained.
The other side of the screen is more realistic than the dreams in which a real person moves to a different world.
“Maybe I was mistaken as a rich man for the beta testing…”
If that’s the case then I should have as much fun as possible.
After strongly convincing(hypnotizing) myself, I returned to the second floor and sat in front of my pc.
The villagers were working fine today.
The characters don’t seem to be affected by the chat bubbles, even though they talk quite frequently. They might be not visible to them.
Rich expressions and smooth character movement. There are no unnatural movements.
“Its performance is really insane …”
Even though, only a while ago I held a strong belief about this being nothing more than a game, it has gradually left my mind as I watched the villagers work.
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ED2: I have done some rewording for ease of read and fixed some mistakes. -SunderMind