Iceberg Interactive and developer Bad Viking have now released their plant-based 2D investigative puzzle game, Strange Horticulture, on Xbox. The release comes just a year after the game’s Nintendo Switch release in July of last year.
Collect and catalog powerful and strange plants in Strange Horticulture. As the owner of a local plant shop in the quaint town of Undermere, players venture to the surrounding rugged mountains and hag-infested forests. Using horticulture skills, players will need to identify, collect, and catalogue powerful new plant specimens for their shop and customers.
Undermere features an interesting cast of resident characters who will frequent the plant shop. Their visits will reveal the town’s backstory with an occult mystery that reaches back through the centuries.
While exploring the dangerous surroundings, the use of context clues to determine where to go and where to avoid are critical for one’s own wellbeing. Decisions have immense power over the game’s narrative and how dark secrets are unveiled.
Exploration does come with risks such as losing one’s mind. Don’t forget to mind the cat, Hellebore, the cutest of feline companions when in town.
Last year, Strange Horticulture was selected as the Best Puzzle Game 2022 by PC Gamer. The independent developer’s game features a Metacritic score of 83, an Overwhelmingly Positive review score on Steam and has received an IGF nomination for its design.
Strange Horticulture Availability
Xbox platform users can now pickup Strange Horticulture from the Microsoft store for $14.99. The game is optimized for Xbox Series X|S and is also playable on Xbox One. An Xbox release discount of $3 is available until August 12, 2023.
Strange Horticulture is available on PC for Windows and Mac via Humble Bundle, GOG, Steam, and Epic Games Store for $14.99. In July 2022, Strange Horticulture released on Nintendo Switch and is available on the Nintendo eShop for $14.99.
More information about Strange Horticulture can be found on the developer’s website here.
Publisher and Developer Information
Iceberg Interactive (@Iceberg_Int Twitter, @IcebergInteractive Facebook, YouTube) is an independent video game publisher based in Haarlem, The Netherlands. The company was founded in 2009 by an international group of game industry veterans who are also avid gamers. Working closely with developers from around the world, both midsize and indie, Iceberg Interactive aims to bring many exciting games to gamers. Several PC titles are included in their portfolio such as Blazing Sails, Sacred Fire, and Circle Empires.
Bad Viking (@BadVikingGames Twitter, @BadVikingGames Facebook) is an independent game development company. Based in England, the company was founded by brothers Rob and John Donkin. The company’s focus is to create fun, fresh, and imaginative games that can be enjoyed by anyone.
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