NPC Town-building Game


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An unknown parcel arrives to Yoshio, a 30-years old NEET. The content is a game disk titled “The Village of Fate.” A beautiful CG game with real-life images gets started.

All of the villagers in the game are high-performing AIs, who strangely behaved like human beings. In that game, Yoshio is the god of destiny and will be in a position to guide the villagers. But what can be done in the game is only to give a message, a prophecy, once every day. The villagers will execute the instruction, and their gratitude becomes the power of miracles, that the god of destiny can use.

Yoshio is worshiped as God but in reality he lives like a shut-in. Thanks to villagers he will again learn the joy of life and thanks to him the villagers will be saved.

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New HyuninAfrica rated it
November 13, 2019
Status: c15p2
Really interesting read.

Not isekai but isekai.

Obtaining items in real life given as tributes by his people within a game.

Through witnessing hardworking NPCs in his game, almost life like, he decides to change his life to be more useful instead of being a NEET.

Story about his family is heartwarming as well.

Really looking forward to reading more!
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New Ichigoeater rated it
November 10, 2019
Status: c15
The other reviews are pretty explanatory, but just to enforce the point, I really quite like this novel. The plot is unique for once. Though another world is involved, this is neither transmigration nor isekai. It's about a NEET shut-in who, due to an event in his past that led him to believe his work and value as a person was low, has isolated himself from his parents and sister by his own cowardice and paranoia. He constantly feels like everyone's judging him for his incompetence and given up on... more>> him, and does nothing to improve the situation since a part of him thinks they're correct.

When he gets the 'game', he grows attached to the 'characters' who are working so hard and relying on him as 'god of fate'. He begins to feel ashamed of himself. With the game's influence, he begins to pick himself up. I'm not placing a spoil tag because this much is obvious from the synopsis, but I am wondering where it's going to go from here. I'm only on chapter 15, and he already has a part time job (which his family is thrilled by) and the understanding of his parents. His sister's also already warming up to him again. I see that there's at least 69 (lol, nice) chapters out with it still ongoing, so I'm quite curious what the next focal point in his life will be. I doubt it'll be the isekai or transmigration route, since the primary point of the story is for the MC to regain control of his life. Regardless, I'm looking forward to it. <<less
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midnight reader rated it
June 26, 2019
Status: c69
After reading the first two translates chapter, I decided to pass to the raw because I couldn't wait.
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Description (taken form the raw and edited) (no spoiler)


Yoshio, a self-secluded 30-years old man, received an unknown package. The content is a game disk titled "the village of fate". A beautiful CG game with real-life images gets started.
All of the villagers in the game are high-performance AI, who strangely behave like human beings. In that game, Yoshio is the god of destiny and will be in a position to guide the villagers. But what can be done in the game is only to give a message, an oracle, once every day. The villagers will execute the instruction and their gratitude becomes the power of miracles, that the god of destinity can use.
Yoshio is worshiped as God but in reality he lives like an emarginated. Thanks to villagers he will learn again the joy of life, and thanks to him the villagers will be saved.


The truth about the game:


The village of fortune is not a simple game, because it was created by the god of that world. While the God has the humans working as her underling gods, the evil god use other humans to govern the monster and attack the villages. The monsters will attack in waves once every month.

So there are two games. One for the villagers and another for the monsters.

The humans can use part of their powers in reality when they get to level 2. The Gods have different powers both in game and in reality. At level 2 they can also create thread in forums and speaks with other gods.


Yoshio starts the game casually, and gets engrossed in it. After seeing the villagers work, he decide to also start working again and to use the money to help the villagers, by converting it in power of miracles.
He feels that the villagers are important and wish to help them.

The cause of his depression and how he heals, with spoiler about his future:


Yoshio is a normal man who lives with his family. The family consist of: his father, his mother, and his sister. All three of them work, but Yoshio doesn't. When he was younger, after just finishing university he tried to look for a job. He followed the advice of his father, but the times had changed and finding a good paying job wasn't so easy anymore. Yoshio slowly fell in depression and stopped looking for a job. He closed himself in his room feeling guilty of his uselessness. After getting the village of fate he starts to wish to work again. And slowly his relation with the rest of the family improved, he got a job and met an old friend (love interest).


The novel has actually 3 volume (69 chapters) and a 4th that should come out.

There is no spoiler thread so I'll just leave some spoilers here.

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Asada24 rated it
November 5, 2019
Status: c50
As the translator my reviews might be biased. So be careful.

I decided to translate this novel because I really like its unique story. There arent many new ideas around here, most of the stuff is just getting repeated over and over again but this novel is one of its kind.

Its about a 30-year old main who received a game called Village of Fate from some mysterious gaming company. The game is a type of village building game and the player is God of Destiny in it. The player cannot directly... more>> interact but he can send an oracle once a day stating his wishes. The AIs in this game are really smart which makes the game look like reality.

He gets addicted to this game and helps the villagers and in turn he is motivated by the game to improve his relations with his family and abandon his neet nature as well as look for a job.

Some scenes are really emotional and they force you to support the MC. It also depicts the family love as well as a determined romantic love later in the story.

I would say its worth a try. <<less
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Knightime rated it
November 6, 2019
Status: c13.1
This is a really fun and wholesome novel. I think the best part of it is how realistic (considering there is another world involved) it is. The characters are extremely well developed. I can’t wait for more releases. My thanks to both the author and translator!
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JestersGrin rated it
November 5, 2019
Status: c13 part1
Once I started reading this novel I couldn't stop... I can't wait to see what happens next and to see what the MC has planned for his little budding village. Will be checking often.
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moneng85 rated it
November 5, 2019
Status: c12 part2
Bit slow (chapter 12), reconciling family relationship might be too simple/hopeful/light for someone who ignores the whole family for years and family still forgives him too fast.

The usage of "isekai" (dont know how to describe it else) is novel and not too cheaty, also kind of nice to see a change in the neet status (but too fast of a change as Neet and Hikikomoori usually have low social skills that make them hesitate even talking to the simplest cashier) (try not talking to anyone for a week/month and you... more>> will have a view of low social skills)

No apparent big flaws here and there but still something to look forward to.

Translation is good, flows greatly and pretty clear. <<less
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GonZ555 rated it
November 5, 2019
Status: c12 part2
So far the novel is pretty good.

No over the top common sense-breaking scene that it feels fresh.

The story is about a guy who is trying to get over his introvert/uselessness/hikikomori/idkWhatToDescribeIt personality in a more (not so realistic since there's a bit of fiction. but) relatable way... by taking care of a whole village..
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LittleFox21 rated it
November 2, 2019
Status: c10 part2
Worth a try, you guys.

No harem (yet, but probably won't anyways)

No overpowered shit

No reincarnation (although it is some kind of isekai, but without MC actually going there... Yet)

Modern world problems

Good pace, but

There are character growth, but

(Continuing the two buts above) pacing set for MC growth is kind of too fast for my liking but that's personal and not a bad thing overall. Definitely better than cardboard MC or wimpy MC or even super alpha MC found in many other titles
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earthdrake rated it
October 31, 2019
Status: c10 part2
So far it's been quite good, except for somethings that the author just decided to explain forcefully (as a coincidence, but how is that not explained before to every citizen in the form of tales?) the rest is great.
It feels like Reincarnation of the Otaku, a sort of slow life that makes the MC get a life by providing meaning.
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ExQAlph03 rated it
October 27, 2019
Status: c8.1
Must say that I'm really loving this, even this early it's easy to get immersed? Well, something like that.
I think most people will like this, well, maybe not those people that prefers fast actions etc.
Will just have to wait for more chapters to come out.
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