Overview

Developer: carrotcake

Release Date: 2022

Platforms: Steam/Itch (PC, Linux., Mac), Nintendo Switch, Other platforms TBA

Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1638500/The_Garden_Path/

Press contact: carrotcake@playertwopr.com

Website: http://carrotcake.games

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fromcarrotcake

About carrotcake:

Founded in Bristol, UK in 2016 by illustrator Louis Durrant, carrotcake previously developed beautiful European fable Crossing to the Cold Valley, and Kingdom Ka, an abstract retelling of the world’s oldest stories, prior to their ongoing work on The Garden Path. Durrant is a one-person development team, whose primary goal is to build spaces that people want to exist in, where they feel comfortable. With The Garden Path, that mantra can be seen in every facet of the game. Growing up watching the Moomins and Studio Ghibli films, Durrant credits both works as inspirations for The Garden Path.

Logos

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All assets download file:

The Garden Path Presskit All Assets Download Pack.zip

Summary

Far from the pressure of the world, you find yourself a new wilderness. Your guide: a cryptic message and the hope of a simpler existence.

The Garden Path explores the quiet moments of a life well lived, where your garden will grow to reflect both the passing of time and your own desires. Time here runs in concert with the real world, and the passing of seasons heralds new encounters and a new story to weave.

Above all, The Garden Path is a life sim that celebrates the tranquil, the melancholic and the pensive, and a safe space to shape and grow as you like.

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Features

A Garden Grown Your Way

Designed to be played as and when you wish, The Garden Path features a wealth of stories, activities and distractions to be experienced at your own pace. Don’t have time to watch your flowers grow? Come back tomorrow: time in the garden passes alongside the real world, and you’ll find plants you nurtured one day may bear fruit the next.

A Family Affair

You won’t be alone in your new home. Charming inhabitants will come and go, from Bunk, the tea-brewing macaque to Larto, a Greenlandic Musk Ox with a penchant for song-fish. You may even find some visitors willing to make their home alongside your own!

A Safe Space

The world of The Garden Path was designed with comfort in mind. Although a quiet and tranquil experience of flowing streams, gentle breezes and interesting characters, it is a safe space where reflection, and the potential melancholy that comes with it, are encouraged.

A Feast for the Eyes

With a hand drawn aesthetic unlike any other, The Garden Path’s stunning visual design embraces you from the start, inviting you into its world of low-fi pleasures. Combined with a soothing original piano soundtrack, it won’t be long before you’re lost in the flow of a simple life.

Trailer

Trailer (YouTube):

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Trailer download file:

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