Surprisingly Dark Video Game Ad for Lily’s Garden Has the Internet Freaking Out


Lily’s Garden, from developer Tactile Games, is a comparatively easy cell game. Players are tasked with revamped an outdated backyard by way of Bejeweled-like puzzles with a aspect of interacting with cartoon-y characters like Luke, the good-looking neighbor. Nothing too outrageous or sudden, proper? Well, there’s additionally a darkish aspect to this, as the entire cause the game’s story kicks off is, apparently, partly because of… an undesirable being pregnant.

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The Internet just lately grew to become fascinated — sharing their collective shock throughout social media — by an odd commercial for the cell game, which is all of 15 seconds, that exhibits the eponymous Lily reacting to a constructive being pregnant check, displaying her (ex-)boyfriend, after which there’s an instantaneous jolt of response from identical ex, and he rides off on a scooter, leaving Lily to cry within the rain. Then the title rolls. It is one thing else, and the emotional and tonal whiplash of the scene have to be seen to be believed.

It would seem that that is the type of advert that exhibits whereas taking part in different free-to-play cell video games, which is usually a approach this stuff monetize with out requiring any fee from gamers. Some people have additionally discovered it on Facebook. Sometimes, free-to-play cell video games like Lily’s Garden will supply in-game forex of some variety to look at advertisements, and so people are used to burning by way of lots of these temporary movies. The wild, sudden twist for the Lily’s Garden advert right here is probably going intentional to stay out in individuals’s minds and attract potential gamers.

Here’s how Tactile Games describes Lily’s Garden on its web site:

“Get your hands dirty in Lily’s Garden, our new FREE puzzle game! Help Lily restore her great-aunt’s garden to its former glory and rediscover her roots. Dig into a story full of twists and turns as Lily interacts with a cast of colorful characters. Plant the seed of romance with her handsome neighbor Luke, and keep her rake of an ex-boyfriend Blaine off her turf. Match and collect flowers in hundreds of unique puzzle levels to earn stars and grow your garden!”

What do you suppose of the above advert? Does the sudden left flip make you extra within the video game, or simply extra baffled about its existence? Let us know within the feedback, or hit me up instantly on Twitter at @rollinbishop to speak all issues gaming.

Lily’s Garden is presently out there as a free-to-play video game with in-app purchases for iOS, Android, and Amazon units. You can take a look at all of our earlier protection of cell video games proper right here.

Keep studying to take a look at some of the Internet’s reactions to the wild and sudden advert!

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