In pictures… switching profession
A lawyer who made a virtual law office in Nintendo’s hit new Animal Crossing game has won praise from gamers.
The US attorney, who has chosen to remain anonymous, painstakingly collected the right furnishings to reassemble a typical law firm’s premises in the laid-back simulation game.
He posted the finished product in an online Animal Crossing community, where it has attracted thousands of positive reactions.
Speaking to Irish Legal News, he said: “I built the office because I’m an attorney in America and I thought it would be a fun way to share a bit of my real life with the rest of the world during a time when people can’t gather in our real homes or offices.”
Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released on the Nintendo Switch late last month and has become a critical commercial success, which industry analysts have suggested is partly thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.
A recent report from CNN said: “There’s a reason the popular game has rocketed to a cultural sensation in just a few short days. Its simple, gentle world is providing players with something that, like toilet paper and fresh fruit, seems to be in short supply: a sense of normalcy.”