Upcoming indie agricultural sim Garden Story has been delayed until 2021. The developer says the extra time will help the staff "make the game bigger and even more adorable".
Why has Garden Story been delayed?
Developer Picogram Games says that although Garden Story was originally slated for release in 2020, the delay will allow them to incorporate more content into the game. According to Picogram, you can expect "more fruity friends" who'll give you extra quests and favors to complete. Garden Story will also include more Rot enemy types and bosses, extra national resources, and more background lore to unlock as a result of this delay. News of the game's delay was accompanied by a new trailer, which you can check out right here:
Picogram also says that the delay to Garden Story - and the subsequent addition of new content and expansions - is due in part to Kowloon Nights, an independent video game fund that looks to help indie devs get their games off the ground. Kowloon Nights has been involved in getting games like Darwin Project and Sea Salt off the ground and is also involved in upcoming games such as Godfall, Scorn, and Nine To Five. Picogram says Kowloon is helping its staff "bring the game's full vision to fruition".
We don't have a more specific release date for Garden Story than 2021 at the moment. We'll bring you more on the game's release as soon as we get it. In the meantime, if you're interested in this agricultural excursion, you can wishlist it on Steam right now ahead of its release next year.
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