505 Games and Australian developer Prideful Sloth just announced a gorgeous new sandbox adventure where you’ll fight for the future of a world.
Set to sprout onto Pc, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One later this year, 505 Game’s newest adventure is not exactly the sort of battle for the planet you might expect. While this publisher continues to ride high on the scares of Control and the high octane ninja action of Ghostrunner, the latest title to enter germination is a wistful sandbox sim that is likely to charm its way up the charts, rather than blow away competitors.
Setting roots in a world once full of life, players picking up Grow: Song Of The Evertree will find themselves learning how to grow new and unique worlds within the branches of the mysterious Evertree. In a realm where life has been abandoned and overrun by the mysterious Withering, an Everheart Alchemist will explore this lost world, and choose how to save it.
While Alaria might have faded, there’s plenty to do in Grow: Song Of The Evertttree. This placid sandbox sim mixes peaceful backdrops, unusual animals, puzzles, exploration, and crafting. Should you succeed in seeding these new worlds, and nurtured them to health, old residents will return and expand the many ways in which life expresses itself on Alaria.
“With Grow we wanted to create a game that gave the player a sense of adding to the world, rather than taking away from it. This world is a giant garden, a place where you can tend and care for it, guiding it in the direction you wish it to grow,” said Cheryl Vance, Game Designer at Prideful Sloth. “We give you the ability to craft and customize your game experience; to let you determine the pace in which you do it. If you find a cave and get sidetracked from your current objective, that’s ok! If you want to befriend as many critters as you can, that’s ok, too. You are encouraged to play the way you want to, without penalty or pressure.”
I’m still not entirely sure if Grow: Song Of The Evertree is a new twist on Story of Seasons, Stardew Valley, Atelier, or something altogether more unique, but I do urge you to take a look at the trailer if nothing else. If you want something that is a lot more grace and relaxation than the average Doom clone then you can check out more about Grow: Song Of The Evertree on the official Steam Store page now.