Occult Mystery Game, Strange Horticulture, Coming To PC Soon

Developer Bad Viking and publisher Iceberg Interactive are bringing the IGF nominated “plant shop mystery game” Strange Horticulture to PC later this month.

Strange Horticulture is an upcoming puzzle game by the developers of the well-received but since-defunct title Broken Ground. Since its announcement, it has gone on to generate a significant amount of praise from review sites such as Rock Paper Shotgun, which listed it among its 43 most anticipated games of 2022. Additionally, it was nominated for Excellence in Design at the Independent Games Festival Awards alongside other titles such as Unpacking (you can read our preview here) and Inscryption (you can read our review here).

Strange Horticulture - Gameplay
Image Credit – Bad Viking

Check out the game’s release date trailer here.

What Is Strange Horticulture?

Strange Horticulture may seem like just a puzzle game all about collecting and cataloguing plants, but it is so much more. You’ll explore a town with a haunted past, deal with customers, use your evergrowing collection of plants to influence the narrative and solve a several century old occult mystery while you’re at it. Here is some of what you can expect when it comes to PC later this month:

  • Experience a mystery like no other surrounding the occult and the dark secrets of a strange town
  • Collect and catalogue a range of plants and use them to influence the outcome of the narrative
  • Deal with your customers and their needs using the right plants
  • Immerse yourself in a stunning and mysterious world
  • Explore the world in search of new and interesting plants
Image Credit – Bad Viking

Release Date & Price

Strange Horticulture is set to release on Steam, GOG and the Epic Game Store this January 21st. While there is no word on pricing yet, you can check out the game’s free and updated demo right now. Be sure to head on over to the game’s Steam store page to wishlist it and be notified of any future updates.