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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' Reveals More Game Details And Accessibility Features - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2023 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT

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…


Set in a historical English homestead brimming with a lifetime of memorabilia and research to explore, you will uncover long-forgotten seeds and piece together clues as you solve puzzles to help each rare plant grow. Some of these clues can be found throughout letters, poems, books, scientific data, and objects scattered all over the manor.

With each new clue, you’ll discover how to grow each long-forgotten flora. The clues are interactable, so you can turn bottles, flip over postcards, and examine each one closely as you unravel the puzzle. As clues are discovered, you can document them in your very own herbarium that you can access at any time as you uncover the mysteries surrounding these plants.

Botany Manor Accessibility

GAMEPLAY AND DIFFICULTY

  • No time limits for solving puzzles
  • Toggle the rotation momentum of clues when inspecting them
INPUT AND BUTTON PRESSES
  • PC - Mouse and keyboard and full gamepad controller support
  • Single stick gameplay supported - Gameplay does not require the use of both analog sticks or analog stick + D-pad
    • Stop moving and look around with Single Stick “Look Around” toggle or hold
  • Sprint with a hold or a toggle
AUDIO ACCESSIBILITY
  • Separately adjust audio channels for:
    • Sound effects
    • Music
    • Max volume
TEXT AND READING
  • Read clues as white sans-serif text on mostly opaque black background with Plain Text Overlay toggle
ON-SCREEN MOVEMENT AND VISUAL EFFECTS
  • Camera
    • Invert camera  controls vertically (y) and horizontally (x) separately
    • Adjust camera sensitivity
    • Adjust camera smoothing
    • Adjust field of view
    • No Motion Blur
HEADS-UP DISPLAY
  • Toggle crosshair

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, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) in 2023.


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