Enjoy the new trailer for Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator ahead of its early 2024 launch

Warmth in the dead of winter.

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The key art for Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator.

It seems that developer stillalive studios is on my radar lately. It’s completely accidental: I’m just interested in the games, then notice who developed them. I first wrote about Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator in the November 27th edition of the catch-up coffee; that was about its launch date being set for February 2024. It is a cozy game (obvious) that provides a relaxing atmosphere for players to express their creativity while looking after a garden as seasons come and go. Today’s news is more on the gameplay side of things, as there is a new trailer to show it off.

I know I’m not alone in wishing I had a little part of the world I could retreat to and just exist. I suppose that used to be home, but that’s easier said than done as home now often means work, meals, chores, socialising, etc. In Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator, players have free rein to create a garden oasis using proper tools and techniques. Flowers will grow thanks to a procedural growth simulation technology; basically, the plants are procedurally-generated as they grow.

Story Mode involves earning rewards for helping fellow villagers with various requests. These rewards can then be used to expand the garden, or to acquire new tools, seeds, and decorations.

Players are allowed to garden at whatever pace they’d like. Become familiar with the tools to transform an abandoned plot of land into a flourishing community garden. Enhance the garden using structures such as a greenhouse to protect young plants and provide optimal growth conditions. Craft bouquets of flowers to decorate and for villager requests.

Creative mode lets players go wild by creating the garden of their dreams without limits, and a photo mode allows them to share the best shots of their creations with the world.

Developed by stillalive studios and published by Nacon, Garden Life: A Cozy Simulator will be released on February 22, 2024 for PC via Steam PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, and Xbox One. A Nintendo Switch version will be released later in 2024.

Lindsay picked up an NES controller for the first time at the age of 6 and instantly fell in love. She began reviewing GBA games 20 years ago and quickly branched out from her Nintendo comfort zone. She has has developed a great love of life sims and FMV titles. For her, accessibility is one of the most important parts of any game (but she also really appreciates good UI).

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