I want to to place some objects on a plane (for right now I'll keep it simple and say they're cubes). Then I want to bend that plane but keep the cubes connected to the plane, following the curve of the bend. Also I want to keep the cubes separate and not a part of the plane so I can edit them separately. A good example I can think of that represents what I want to do is the game Animal Crossing.
Is there any way I could go about doing this?