The plot of Ever Oasis revolves around Tethu/Tethi, a young Seedling whose home is within the last safe haven in the desert, a lonely oasis. It is Tethu/Tethi's job to work with the Water Spirit Esna to build the oasis and defend it from monsters.
The game is focused on two parts; the oasis part and the dungeon part. The oasis part has the player managing their resources to construct a town by supplying the shops with material, constructing new shops and supplying various plants to attract patrons.
The dungeon parts have a party of three delve into a dungeon with puzzles and combat. Each character has different abilities used to solve puzzles and fight enemies.
Ever Oasis was announced at E3 2016. An announcement trailer was shown and a demo with mission gameplay was played on stream, although the game was not playable for the public at the event. A free demo was made available to the public at E3 2017. The demo was also released on the Nintendo eShop.
Ever Oasis received mainly positive reviews from critics, the game received generally favorable reviews based on 52 reviews on Metacritic. On whatoplay.com, it holds an aggregate score (playscore) of 8.22 based on 39 critics. It also received 8.9 out of 10 from IGN. Brendan Graeber of IGN called the gameplay "fun instead of tedious".
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