505 Games and developer Prideful Sloth have announced world-crafting sandbox and life management game Grow: Song of the Evertree.
The Evertree has been reduced to a mere sapling thanks to The Withering; but as an Everheart Alchemist, you can make it grow into a brilliant tree again, and explore new worlds. Focused on relaxation and going at your own pace, learn to craft World Seeds to make new worlds, then tend them.
Explore, solve puzzles, help characters with their woes and find them a nice place to live, create towns, and collect minerals, flowers, fish, and bugs; all in your own time, and all to restore the worlds sitting upon the branches of the Evertree. The worlds you generate can be anything from meadows, deserts, frozen tundras, and surprises between.
“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,” explains Prideful Sloth game designer Cheryl Vance in the press release.
“We give you the ability to craft and customise 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.”
You can find the announcement trailer below.
Grow: Song of the Evertree launches 2021 on Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.
Over time, the Worlds of Alaria faded. The Evertree – where many worlds resided on its countless branches – is now nothing more than a sapling, its splendor long erased from memory. No one knows how to make it grow. But you are different. You hear the sun as it sings across the sky. You hear the language of rain against the earth. You are the last of the Everheart Alchemists and it is your ancestral task and privilege to care for the Evertree.
Discover a Vibrant Unique World… at Your Own Pace
Find unique places, blooming with fantastic fauna and flora as you are encouraged to explore this beautiful world at your own pace. How do you want to spend your time? Exploring caves and solving puzzles, collecting minerals and flowers, fishing or catching bugs … it’s up to you!
Grow You Own Worlds!
Learn to craft World Seeds through Alchemy to generate totally new worlds with unique characteristics. Tend those worlds to rejuvenate them and see how they change, and watch as new properties emerge before your very eyes! You can generate unique meadows, deserts, frozen worlds and… oh, well… Alchemy is not an exact science, some seeds may contain unexpected surprises.
Meet New People and Create A Community!
Get to know interesting and unique characters, listen to their stories, and help them when they need it. You can make them happier by finding a place for them to stay, helping them land their dream job, or gifting them accessories and decorations.
Build the Town of Your Dreams
Grow offers an impressive catalogue of the cutest buildings and structures to create the town you want. Place them freely and customize them to make sure it feels like home!
A Beautiful Soundtrack
Enjoy music by games and anime composer, Kevin Penkin. Kevin’s glorious soundtracks have been nominated for a BAFTA award for ‘Florence’, and won Crunchyroll Awards for ‘Made in Abyss’ and ‘Tower of God’
Ruins, caves, secret areas… explore and unveil the long-lost knowledge of the Evertree by accessing its very heart.