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Botany Manor

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: Whitethorn Games
Developer: Balloon Studios
Release Date: April 9, 2024

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'Botany Manor' Is An Explorative Puzzle Game Coming To Nintendo Switch And PC In 2023 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2022 @ 11:47 a.m. PST

Botany Manor is an explorative puzzle game set in a stately home in 19th century England.

Set in a historical 19th century English homestead, Botany Manor is an exploration puzzle game in which players must investigate clues around the house and grounds to figure out the ideal habitat for a collection of rare flora. 

Players will see the manor through the eyes of its sole inhabitant, retired botanist Arabella Greene. Her collection of rare, forgotten flora needs a proper home, which means it’s time to do some research.

Explore Arabella’s house and gardens, filled with botanical notes, books, and posters, to find the right habitat for the precious plants. Use interactable items scattered around the manor and grounds in order to solve plant-based puzzles.

Once Arabella starts growing each plant, she may discover some mysterious qualities within them…

“With Botany Manor, I wanted to create a game for underrepresented audiences like myself,” said Laure De Mey, Founder of Balloon Studios. “I’m proud of the work we’ve done, and grateful for the support from my team and the team at Whitethorn Games.”

Botany Manor is an impressive debut title from Balloon Studios,” said Dr. Matthew White, CEO of Whitethorn Games. “It has all the qualities Whitethorn Games looks for in a project —  escapism, casual, relaxing gameplay, an engaging story — and so much more. The world always needs more of this kind of game, and Laure is delivering.”

Key Features:

  • Botany Manor is an exploration-puzzle game where you play as a retired botanist called Arabella Greene. It’s set in the 19th century, a time of great scientific discovery.
  • Explore a complete historical English manor and its grounds. There are many rooms and gardens to discover, all set inside a beautiful countryside surrounding. Botany Manor is a relaxing and peaceful environment, feel free to stop and smell the roses.
  • The puzzles you solve in Botany Manor come in the shape of growing plants. Find seeds, pot them and carry your seedlings to the right environment.
  • The plants you need to grow are fussy, and finding their ideal habitat will sometimes require you to think outside the box. There are many interactive items scattered around the house that can help you achieve this.
  • To figure out each plant’s habitat, you will need to gather information by inspecting clues such as botanical posters, newspapers, letters, paintings and postcards. In Botany Manor, literally anything you encounter can be useful for your research.
  • Room by room, you learn more about the life and career of Arabella, and the challenges she faced as a woman navigating her scientific career.

Botany Manor is coming to Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam) in 2023.

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