Garden Story release pushed back to 2021

The game needs a little more time to grow before it's served to hungry gamers.

Garden Story is a game that, when you see it, you immediately want to buy and play it. It’s incredibly cute, it has a fun story, and some relaxing yet engaging gameplay. Originally, Garden Story was expected to release in 2020. Now, the game is being pushed back to 2021 but for a fantastic reason rather than a sad one!

Garden Story release pushed back to 2021 

Garden Story release pushed back to 2021
Rose City Games is pushing back the release of Garden Story to 2021 to expand it thanks to new funding and support from Kowloon Nights.
© Rose City Games

Earlier today, developer Rose City Games confirmed they are pushing the release of Garden Story back from 2020 to 2021.

The reason why they’re delaying the release of Garden Story has less to do with complications and more to do with the overwhelmingly positive reception the game has received. On Twitter, the official Garden Story account posted the following information:

“Spring has sprung, and you may be wondering about Garden Story’s release: we have some exciting news about that in our latest update,” the tweet thread began.

“The big news? We have the opportunity to expand the world of Garden Story! This means more fruits! More frogs! More making The Grove a better place. For this, we’ll need a little more time and are now planning on a 2021 release. We’ll let you know more as soon as possible!”

The final tweet in the Garden Story announcement goes on to explain they’ve partnered with Kowloon Nights who’ve agreed to support the game’s development. For those unfamiliar, Kowloon Nights is a “global fund dedicated to enabling independent developers” according to a blog post from the company.

After hearing about the backing from Kowloon Nights, we find ourselves genuinely excited knowing that Garden Story is receiving more funding and support.

In addition to this batch of info, the account also uploaded a brand new Garden Story trailers for gamers to check out and noted that they’ve updated the Steam page for Garden Story to reflect the new release date, add the new trailer, and add some new screenshots as well.

If you haven’t already, we recommend wishlisting the game on Steam to keep you updated in the months leading up to the 2021 release of Garden Story. You can also follow the Garden Story account and the account for developer Rose City Games.

For a refresher on Garden Story, the game follows Concord the Grape as a newly-appointed Guardian of The Grove. Concord will be able to explore The Grove, help its inhabitants, and clear out the Rot that’s creeping in.

Garden Story was one of the games that IndieObscura showed during its first IOX digital direct, and you can recap the guided walkthrough video down below to get a better idea as to what Garden Story is and how it plays.

While we wait for the 2021 release of Garden Story, we’re hungry for your thoughts on the game and its newly announced expansion. Comment below!

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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