Something that occurs to me as I play games like this is that often the goals of the game are to work simply to assign work for work’s sake, which I suppose is fine since we’re the ones that are supposed to be enjoying the game and not the Hearthlings or whoever you’re controlling. However, the longer I play a session of Stonehearth or Dwarf Fortress or whatever, the more I wish that there were recreation options for the characters. Dwarf Fortress will be adding music and dancing and storytelling (FINALLY) and I was wondering if there was any plans to put recreation or some sort of “enjoyment” or “quality of life” system into Stonehearth, be it bards or libraries or dancing or parties or some such silliness. I think games like this have a much greater impact when the end goal is to help the digital people have an enjoyable and fullfilling life rather than just working from dawn until dusk, sleeping, and going back at it.
Maybe I’m in the minority, though. And maybe I overthink these things