The game has you entering a "window to another world where wild-roaming, living piñata animals inhabit a growing, changing garden."
The title ($20) can be had for just $5 through Monday, March 29 at 5 PM PDT. From the description:
Viva Piñata is a window to another world where wild-roaming, living piñata animals inhabit a growing, changing garden world. Take control of this environment and the piñata within it, influencing its contents to create your very own pet paradise.
Once you have resident piñatas, begin to personalize your loyal community. Piñatas can be individually named and given their own personally designed tag to put on display as a declaration of their home turf. The customization doesn't end there. Make the colorful critters more distinctive by customizing them with all kinds of costumes and accessories.
- Interact with the piñatas: Getting to know and understand the personalities and requirements of your piñatas is essential if you want them to stay happy and thrive. Make your world their ideal paradise, and they'll want to raise a family and expand your community.
- Interact with the characters: Decide how much help you want from the local guides, shopkeepers, and work force. Go it alone or get them involved–you choose
- Watch them grow: Discover the secrets of more than 60 different candy-filled piñata animals to see them grow, change, fight, and even dance!
- Anything can happen: Guide a constantly evolving, vibrant world to keep your piñata happy and protect them from dangers threatening to break them open.
- Tend your garden: It's not just new piñata species that are drawn to your world–untamed sour piñatas with bad attitudes and troublemaking ruffians do their worst to spoil your creation and must be dealt with.
- Maintain harmony: Maintaining harmony within a growing community isn't always easy when rivalries, illness, injuries and even candy-spilling fights occur. If you turn your back, who knows what their piñatas will do?
- Personalized world: Customize your world and your piñata animals to reflect your style and create a pet paradise unlike any other.
- Interact online: Via Windows LIVE, contact other gamers to lend a hand, lay down a competitive challenge, or trade items.