Prideful Sloth and 505 Games have announced Grow: Song of the Evertree and have their sights set on a 2021 release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. As expected, the game should be fully compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series consoles, too.
Grow: Song of the Evertree has been lovingly labeled a “cozy game” by its developers, sporting a beautiful sandbox world called Alaria that has been overrun with a mysterious and dark overgrowth known as The Withering. Players will be tasked with solving this mystery while working at their own relaxing pace to bring harmony back to Alaria and rid it of its shadowy oppression.
But it’s important to note certain key words like “relaxing” and “cozy” because that’s exactly the gameplay philosophy Prideful Sloth has incorporated into every aspect of Grow: Song of the Evertree. This is best summed up by Game Designer Cheryl Vance:
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. This world is a giant garden, a place where you can tend and care for it, guiding it in the direction you wish it to grow. 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.Cheryl Vance
It’s clear that Grow: Song of the Evertree will be both calming and enthralling thanks to its creativity and freedom. Whether you’re solving puzzles, catching bugs, collecting flowers and minerals, or simply talking with the many inhabitants of Alaria, you can rest assured you’ll be able to do so at your leisure for a stress-free experience. At this point, the most difficult part might just be waiting for its release later this year.