April 16, 2024

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Strange Horticulture Grows Onto Xbox

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Discover the secrets of Undermere in Strange Horticulture, soon flourishing on Xbox

Get into a dark and cozy adventure with Strange Horticulture, the hypnotizing occult puzzle game crafted by the talented minds at Bad Viking and published by Iceberg Interactive, available on Xbox on August 4th with an SRP of $14.99.

Strange Horticulture is an unusual game about collecting and cataloging powerful plants. Players explore the land, pet the cat, speak to a coven, or join a cult. They influence the story and unravel Undermere’s dark mysteries, through their ever-growing collection of peculiar plants.

Experience the cryptic atmosphere of Strange Horticulture firsthand in our trailer!

Being selected as the Best Puzzle Game 2022 by PC Gamer,  with a Metacritic score of 83, and a place in the Metacritic TOP 50 PC GAMES OF 2022Strange Horticulture boasts an Overwhelmingly Positive review score on Steam, a score of 8/10 from Nintendo Life, and is recommended by Polygon, RockPaperShotgun, and GameSpew, to name but a few of the hundreds of accolades given to this incredible game.

Welcome to Undermere, a quaint town surrounded by hag-infested forests and rugged mountains. You are the Horticulturist, owner of local plant store Strange Horticulture. As a cast of colorful customers come by your shop, you are quickly thrust into an occult mystery stretching back hundreds of years.

THE LANDS BEYOND Explore the lands beyond your store to find new plants, but be careful! The dark woods and lakes are not always friendly to a simple herbalist. You might discover powers beyond your wildest dreams – or lose your mind completely. Use context clues to determine which places to visit, and which to avoid!

AN EVER-GROWING COLLECTION Using your trusty encyclopedia and clues found on your explorations, you learn more about the strange plants you come across. By identifying each plant, you will be able to use their effects to influence the story — from hypnotic hallucinogens to powerful poisons.