Press Release

​​​​​​​Exclusive New Trading Time: A Croak Tale Trailer to be Revealed During Wholesome Games’ Wholesome Snack Showcase

Steam Prologue launches in conjunction with Indie Game Showcase wrapping up a weekend of exciting exclusives ​​​​​​​
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Manchester, UK - November 12th, 2021 - UK publisher Merge Games and Copenhagen, Denmark-based development studio Half Past Yellow are excited to reveal a weekend of exciting new content for their sandbox puzzle adventure game, Trading Time: A Croak Tale for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4&5, Xbox One & Series X|S consoles, and PC.

To start things off, gamers tuning into Wholesome Games’ Wholesome Snack Showcase on Saturday, November 13th, will be the first to watch the brand new Trading Time: A Croak Tale - Prologue gameplay trailer revealing more of the games’ delightful sandbox world and humourous game mechanics. Wholesome Games is a YouTube channel dedicated to brightening your day with uplifting, thoughtful, compassionate and cozy videogames. 

The new Trading Time: A Croak Tale - Prologue trailer will be available to view in Wholesome Games’ Wholesome Snack Showcase from 20:00 GMT / 21:00 CET / 15:00 EST / 12:00 PST on November 13th. 

The new trailer be available on YouTube from 20:00 GMT / 21:00 CET / 15:00 EST / 12:00 PST on November 13th here

A press kit with all the latest assets for Trading Time: A Croak Tale can be downloaded here

To coincide with the new trailer, Merge Games have also announced that the prologue for Trading Time: A Croak Tale is now available to download for free from Steam. The prologue is set on an exclusive, desolate island and challenges players to come to the aid of the inhabitants and break the curse that has ravaged the land leaving it barren and dying. A variety of puzzles and trials lie in wait and players will revel in Trading Time: A Croak Tale’s unique humour. 

About Trading Time: A Croak Tale

In Trading Time: A Croak Tale, a sailor is shipwrecked on a strange island after a terrible storm and he awakes to find his boat in ruins. Clutching his precious potted plant, the sea dog goes about trying to fix his boat and find his way home. However, the peculiar frog-like locals don’t speak his language and they aren’t about to give up the items he needs without something in exchange! A spaghetti network of trades will take him all over this strange island as he seeks out materials to fix his boat.

Meet a cast of friendly characters, solve head-scratching puzzles, find hidden treasures, and much more as you explore this toadally awesome island sandbox adventure.


Explore at your own pace

  • Make your own path in this island sandbox, you never know what will be around the next corner!

  • Get to know the froggy locals and help out where you can.

  • Discover new items by fishing and farming, and concoct simple brews that will change how you traverse the island.

  • Learn from the frogs and put your new skills to the test around the island.

Trade to fix your boat

  • Ask around for the items you need, but bear in mind that you might need to do a frog a favor to get what you want.

  • Solve interesting puzzles to get your hands on required items.

  • Try not to get too sidetracked by island life!

Experiment with everything!

  • Run faster, jump higher, fall slower, anything is possible if you’re holding the right item.

  • Discover different ways to complete those crucial trades.

  • Each object you pick up could end up being the key to something bigger.


To keep up to date on Trading Time: A Croak Tale, please follow the game on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook and join us on Discord. Fans can Wishlist Trading Time: A Croak Tale on Steam now 




For more information, please contact:

Mark Allen - Renaissance PR

[email protected] +44 (0) 7884 408 973


Stefano Petrullo - Renaissance PR

[email protected] +44 (0) 7828 692 315


About Merge


Merge Games is a global video game publisher, developer and distributor based in Manchester, UK. The company publishes and distributes games worldwide for PC, consoles and streaming platforms, including Dead Cells, Streets of Rage 4, Spirit of the North, Cloudpunk, Aragami and Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX. Merge is also developing its own survival game, Smalland, in house. In 2021, Merge Games was acquired by Zordix AB (publ). For more information, please visit


About Half Past Yellow


Half Past Yellow is an independent game development studio, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, founded and run by a group of close friends over their shared love of the high-pressure experimental environment of game jams. With over 20 years of combined experience in the industry, the members of Half Past Yellow have worked extensively with other studios on contemporary titles across several different platforms such as Affordable Space Adventures (WiiU, 2015), Frantics (PS4, 2018), and Mutazione (Cross-Platform, 2019) among others. Trading Time marks Half Past Yellow’s second commercial title after Tiny Tomb (Mobile, 2019). For more information, please visit

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