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Oddball Gardening Game The Garden Path Hits Kickstarter

Garden Path

Garden-em-up The Garden Path now has a Kickstarter and, one day in, it’s already hit a fifth of its goal.

Granted, that’s not as dramatic as some Kickstarters but we’re definitely intrigued by this strange little gardening game and we’re hoping it gets the chance to become a reality. Partly, that’s because we like the idea of a chill little gardening game but also because we want to know what the hell is going on in this screenshot.

The Garden Path is, according to solo developer Louis Durrant, “A tender world of familiar sights and sounds, melody, and friendly faces.” But we keep looking at that guy in the massive mask, sitting by the fire, and it’s making us very nervous. Are they smiling because they’re happy with the beautiful garden the player has created? Or do they have more sinister motives? Is that even a mask or is it just a very, very wide face?

We’ll have to wait to get the answers to those questions. The Garden Path doesn’t have a solid release date but, going by the Kickstarter, Durrant is aiming for an October 2021 release. You can back the Kickstarter here, and download an alpha demo here.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.