Sunnyside Press Kit

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Quick Facts

  • Sunnyside has been in development since June of 2020, with all the programming and 3D art done by Siavash Shahlaei and writing and world-building done by Lauryn Hammett.
  • The team of Sunnyside later grew to a composer, Matthew Payne Thompson and an assistant programmer Austin Lelonek.
  • Genre: Farming-life-Sim, Social Sim, JRPG
  • Platforms: PC (Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store), Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One
  • Sunnyside was featured as an IndieFriday Gem on Gamejolt. The game currently has over 1.5K views and 500 followers.


Sunnyside is a farming JRPG with modern gameplay and deep social sim aspects. Create your character as you win the auction to a recently abandoned farm in the town of Sunnyside. You find yourself surrounded in a big world breathing with life and adventure to find in every corner. Almost everything in Sunnyside is interactable. You can craft, build, and plan to your heart’s content. With so many things to do in Sunnyside, you won’t find a moment wondering what to do next, there is so much gameplay in our little farming game.

Lots of information on the game itself is over here.

Sunnyside Kickstarter trailer

Logos & Photos


Photos and other promotional images

Sunnyside GIF collection

Sunnyside’s colour pallette:

Sunnyside’s Music

Music has always been a priority of ours. A nice atmosphere won’t be complete without a good soundtrack to complement it! That’s why for Sunnyside we’re working with Matthew Payne Thompson. Matthew has a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Writing & Production and extensive experience in writing and arranging music to back it.

People behind Sunnyside

Siavash Shahlaei – Lead Developer and 3D Artist
Siavash was a game design student at the University of Essex, he left university after the pandemic to solely focus on the development of Sunnyside. In the past, he has done Web design, Marketing design and Video Editing but his passion has always been making games. He has extensive knowledge and experience with Unreal Engine 4 and 3D modelling in general.

Lauryn Hammett – Writer and Concept Artist
Lauryn is a digital artist by trade and has an art degree to back it up. She’s currently a Game Design, 3D Modelling and Animation student. Her love for world building, character design and writing led her on becoming the writer and concept artist of Sunnyside.

Austin Lelonek – Programmer and assistant 3D Artist
Austin originally joined the project as a volunteer, based only on his love for the game. As the community of Sunnyside grew and the scale of the project expanded, he joined the project officially.

Matthew Payne Thompson – Composer
Raised in a small town in Southern Indiana, Matt started his musical studies at age 13 learning on guitar. He cultivated his passion at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Writing & Production. Matt has arranged and composed for a wide variety of ensembles including jazz big band, full-size orchestra, string orchestra, a capella voices, pop/rock and country.

‚ÄčLiving in Nashville, TN, Matt is a creator & full-time member of the professional touring group, Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute.

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