Garden Story grows new Partnership and Gameplay Trailer

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

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While it’s true I’m not generally a huge fan of relaxing simulation style games, there’s just something charming about Garden Story. Picogram’s social sim / adventure RPG was first brought to my attention by the good folks at Rose City Games, who are helping to publish it. But as of today, I can reveal another exciting development. A group called Kowloon Nights, a video game fund dedicated to helping promising games reach their potential, are now helping with Garden Story as well. What this means is that production will take a bit longer, but it should be worth the wait!

Garden Story | Dowsing

One change from this partnership is that now Garden Story will be a bigger adventure. You’ll meet more friends, face more foes, and unlock more of the history of the game. While this does mean that the adventure won’t be out as originally intended this Spring, it now will come out sometime in 2021. While I’m sure that’s a bummer for fans, I personally don’t mind waiting longer for a better game.

Garden Story | Help

You can read more details about Garden Story in the press release below. And make sure to check out the cool new trailer as well!

Garden Story Release Update + June Refresh

We’re so excited to announce a new partnership with Kowloon Nights, who are helping us bring Garden Story to fruition! If you haven’t heard, Kowloon Nights is a video game fund that focuses on backing independent developers. They’ve helped fund other cozy and wholesome titles you may be familiar with, and you can check them out here. Their support will allow us to expand the world, making the game bigger, better, and more delightful!

Garden Story | Bookworm

You can expect more fruity friends who’ll provide additional favors and requests to hone your skills and foster the Grove’s community; a wider variety of Rot types and bosses to combat; additional natural resources to collect and further unlock the history of The Grove… and a few more surprises to make Garden Story the very best it can be. Because the team is working hard to expand Garden Story, we will also need more time than originally planned. The game will no longer be launching in Spring 2020 – we are now planning on releasing in 2021, and will let you know more details as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience, and promise it will be worth it!

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None of this would be possible without our amazing community. You uplift, inspire, and motivate us with your messages and comments as we continue to create Garden Story. So we wanted to say THANK YOU for supporting the team!

If you’re curious to see more, we’ve refreshed our Steam page where you can see some of the updates and new content we’ve been working on; we can’t wait to hear what you think.

Garden Story | Combat

If you have any additional questions not answered here, please feel free to find us on Discord or email us at!

Thanks, and talk soon!

Rose City Games + Picogram

About Josh Speer

Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.