Bonus Stage Publishing and Italian developer Dramatic Iceberg are planting the seeds for Garden In!, the studio’s first commercial title. In partnership with Double Jump Capital, the peaceful sandbox plant growing game will come to PC and Nintendo Switch next year.
The game is very simple and straight forward. Players start in a room where they are tasked with decorating it to their liking. This room operates as a little sandbox. Furniture can be arranged and the environment painted. More importantly this is where the plants are grown.
We started making the game because none of our team was able to keep their plants alive. We then decided we needed to learn some gardening skills, and just like that was the idea for the game born.Tommaso Verde, Co-Founder, Dramatic Iceberg
Initially players start off with a few available seeds. As one advances, the seed library will grow. Seeds can be planted in soil, water, and rocks. There are a few spots to choose from. Combining different seeds and trying out different growing conditions will help expand the seed library. Playing the game further will unlock new rooms and areas.
Publishing to bring such a fun game to market. We see enormous potential in supporting such an innovative, entertaining and enjoyable game and look forward to the success of Garden In!Brett M. Brown, Managing Partner, Double Jump Capital
The game was featured in Whole Games and Guerrilla Collection in June 2022. A demo was available during Steam Next Fest in June 2022. New content revelations and a release date will be announced soon.
Bonus Stage Publishing (@BonusStagePub Twitter, YouTube) is a Finnish indie game publisher. Established in 2019, the company has published several indie titles including Sunblaze, Warshmallows, and the upcoming Last Soul.
Dramatic Iceberg (@DramaticIceberg Twitter, YouTube) is a small game development studio based in Turin, Italy. Founded by a group of friends making games inside of a garage, the studio is driven by a long-lasting passion for video games. With a touch of ambition, the studio’s team works to create and share entertaining games. The studio’s portfolio includes Racoonie: Legend of the Spirits and the upcoming Garden In! sandbox game.
Double Jump Capital (@DoubleJumpCap Twitter, @DoubleJumpCapital Facebook) is a Southern California headquartered late stage royalty fund that invests exclusively into video games and eSports. The company provides independent game developers and publishers with capital and access to tools, expertise, and markets to launch their games.