CALABASAS, Calif. – June 7, 2021 – 505 Games and Australian developer Prideful Sloth (Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles) are germinating a new project with Grow: Song of the Evertree, currently set to sprout on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch this year.
Grow: Song of the Evertree follows the cozy gaming movement and is a breathtaking world-crafting sandbox with life management and exploration elements. Players are introduced to the once vibrant and colorful world of Alaria, abandoned and overrun by the mysterious Withering. Over time, Alaria has faded and the magnificent Evertree – whose many worlds once resided on its countless branches – is now nothing more than a sapling with its splendor long erased from memory.
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“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,” said Cheryl Vance, Game Designer at Prideful Sloth. “We give you the ability to craft and customise your game experience; to let you determine the pace in which you do it. 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.”
As Everheart Alchemists, players will learn how to nurture, care for, and grow new and unique worlds within the branches of the Evertree. As the old inhabitants return and life begins to blossom, players will be able to meet them, learn their stories, and create a dream town to nurture a blooming community.
Discover a Vibrant Unique World… at Your Own Pace
Find unique places, blooming with fantastic fauna and flora as you are encouraged to explore this beautiful world at your own pace. How do you want to spend your time? Exploring caves and solving puzzles, collecting minerals and flowers, fishing, catching bugs or talking to people… it’s up to you!
Grow Your Own Worlds!
Learn to craft World Seeds through Alchemy to generate totally new worlds with unique characteristics. Tend those worlds to rejuvenate them and see how they change and watch as new properties emerge before your very eyes! You can generate unique meadows, deserts, frozen worlds and… oh, well… Alchemy is not an exact science, some seeds may contain unexpected surprises.
Meet New People and Create A Community!
Get to know interesting and unique characters, listen to their stories, and help them when they need it. You can make them happier by finding a place for them to stay, helping them land their dream job, or gifting them accessories and decorations.
Build the Town of Your Dreams
Grow offers an impressive catalogue of the cutest buildings and structures to create the town you want. Place them freely and customize them to make sure it feels like home!
A Beautiful Soundtrack
Enjoy music by games and anime composer, Kevin Penkin. Kevin’s glorious soundtracks have been nominated for a BAFTA award for ‘Florence’, and won Crunchyroll Awards for ‘Made in Abyss’ and ‘Tower of God’
Ruins, caves, secret areas… explore and unveil the long-lost knowledge of the Evertree by accessing its very heart.
Players can add the game to their Steam wishlist now and unlock discounts and benefits for the community and Planet Earth! Players can make a difference by wishlisting the game, and for every wishlist milestone passed, 505 Games and Prideful Sloth will be planting trees with their partners at #TeamTrees and the Arbor Day Foundation. For more information visit our Steam page and follow us on Twitter @GrowEvertree
About 505 Games
505 Games, a Digital Bros’ subsidiary, is a global publisher focused on offering a broad selection of video games for players of all ages and skill levels. The company publishes and distributes premium and free-to-play games on console and PC platforms as well as mobile devices.
Publishing highlights include DEATH STRANDING (PC), Control, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Ghostrunner, Gems of War, Journey to the Savage Planet, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
505 Games has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, China and Japan. For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit 505games.com
About Prideful Sloth
Prideful Sloth was founded in Australia in 2015 by Joel Styles, Cheryl Vance, and John Northwood as an independent and quality-driven game development studio with a micro-AAA approach to game development. The team focuses on detailed worldbuilding and player-driven narrative experiences. The award-winning team are experienced and production-proven, crafting games that capture players with artistic excellence, charm, and whimsy.
In 2017 they released their first, and flagship title, Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles. An open-world adventure across a beautiful, vibrant island, available on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.
Consistent with their values and as a natural evolution they will release Grow: Song of the Evertree, a breathtaking world-crafting sandbox in 2021.
For more information about Prideful Sloth, please visit Pridefulsloth.com