The Garden Path Preview
Posted: 2 weeks ago.
After leaving your old life you head to the wilderness and discover a long-forgotten garden in the dense woods, waiting to be tended. Play involves exploring the space, planting and growing things. Unlike many gardening games the focus here is on a slower pace of life and the quiet moments of reflection.
Although you can play as long as you like, there's no need to spend hours here. Time proceeds in concert with the real world. Things grow while you are away, and the passing of real-world seasons heralds new encounters and new stories.
As you spend time in the world, charming inhabitants will come and go. Bunk, the tea-brewing macaque. Larto, a Greenlandic Musk Ox with a penchant for song-fish. The characters are strange and intruiging. Some will be passing through but as you tend your patch of land some visitors will make their home alongside your own.
The result is a calming game about slowing down and taking time. You can discover a tender world of familiar sights and sounds, melody, and friendly faces. A space to call your own, to curate, and to reflect.
Coming to PC this year, then Switch in 2022.
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Skill RatingThis game is enjoyed by 10+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.
Speaker is indicated with a small arrow. Your internal monologue doesn't indicate anyone else.
The head-up display is minimal by design but you can also turn off some items if they are a distraction.
You can highlight plants to interact with by holding a button. This helps locate them from a short distance. When you approach other characters an icon pops up to indicate interaction.
Although there are some small interactive items, you can zoom in your view of the world to make them larger.
Our The Garden Path Accessibility Report documents 26 accessibility features:
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