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The Garden Path sees limited early launch on Itch.io today, enabling an initial one-hundred players to begin their tranquil new garden life

Itch.io is the place to be, to walk The Garden Path early, to make friends, to make tea.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Bristol, UK, 21 April 2022 -- Today, comforting slice-of-life sim The Garden Path has launched on Itch.io, limited to just 100 players to start as part of an early, community-focused release ahead of a full launch on PC, Nintendo Switch, and Linux later this year. Check out the latest trailer here: https://youtu.be/bAUYRq4iXPA.
 
Bringing The Garden Path to players early with a limited release on Itch.io serves not only as a thank you to the community for their unbelievable support in making the game a reality, but a way for new and existing gardeners to play and become an integral part of the game’s development. The carrotcake team are so excited to continue building upon the game alongside the community with today’s Itch.io launch: https://carrotcakestudio.itch.io/thegardenpath
 
The Garden Path offers a space to call your own in a tranquil old garden in need of a new gardener to nurture the lands. Alongside new friends with stories to tell and lots of words to tell them with, you’ll explore the quiet moments of a life well lived and awaken a tired place that is yours to shape, curate, and grow. Time passes in The Garden Path just as it does in the real world, so check in when you can. Spend a little while meeting new residents, planting seeds, and collecting materials, then return the next day to check on your plants, your new friends, and see what’s new in The Garden.
 
Features

  • A humble gardening life-sim with real-time progress even when you’re away.
  • Rich illustrated visuals and original soundtracks that draw you in.
  • A charming cast of characters, all with their own unique personalities and stories to tell. Some of your vegetable-headed friends may even decide to move in!
  • Plant seeds, watch them grow, then harvest them for materials to use later.
  • Go fishing and score a big catch, collect dustflies, and trade your findings for new items.
  • Collect furniture, then decorate the garden and your tent to make it feel like home.

Wander down The Garden Path today on Itch.io and be just one of 100 players to have early access to carrotcake’s pensive taste of the simple life: https://carrotcakestudio.itch.io/thegardenpath

Key links:
Itch.io: https://carrotcakestudio.itch.io/thegardenpath
Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1638500/The_Garden_Path/
Press kit: https://bit.ly/3wxPl3j
Trailer: https://youtu.be/bAUYRq4iXPA
Website: https://carrotcake.games
Studio Twitter: https://twitter.com/fromcarrotcake 
Press/content creator contact: [email protected]

About carrotcake:
Founded in Bristol, UK in 2016 by illustrator Louis Durrant, carrotcake previously developed beautiful European fable Crossing to the Cold Valley, and Kingdom Ka, an abstract retelling of the world’s oldest stories, prior to their ongoing work on The Garden Path. Durrant is a one-person development team, whose primary goal is to build spaces that people want to exist in, where they feel comfortable. With The Garden Path, that mantra can be seen in every facet of the game. Growing up watching the Moomins and Studio Ghibli films, Durrant credits both works as inspirations for The Garden Path.

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