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  Indie action gardening sim to launch on Steam early access
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

An 8-bit action gardening simulation where players cater for visitors’ needs is set to be released on Steam early access.

The Kingdom of Gardenia offers a unique visitor review system where players discover and satisfy the tastes of the interesting characters that step off the train each day.

Players journey to the kingdom as Roman, a former soldier and orphan, who finds himself unemployed and looking for work. He comes across a job advertisement from King Theseus IV, who needs Roman’s help to rebuild the kingdom to its former glory.

Created by solo indie developer Little Ricebowl, who also composed the original music score, The Kingdom of Gardenia has a retro art style while also exploring modern and futuristic technology within the story content.

Inspired by games such as Stardew Valley and Theme Hospital, players complete four objectives by: earning stars from visitor reviews, impressing visitors with the wealth of the kingdom, filling the West Garden with flowers, plants and trees, and defeating the evil Bat King.

The Kingdom of Gardenia will be released on Steam Early Access on 1st October 2020 and can be downloaded from here.




Editors Notes

The Kingdom of Gardenia Steam page can be found here: 

The video trailer for The Kingdom of Gardenia can be found here: 

Tracks from the original music score for The Kingdom of Gardenia can be found here: 

Steam keys

If you would like to play the game, Steam Early Access keys are available, please email [email protected] 


About Little Ricebowl

Little Ricebowl is the solo creator and developer of the game, The Kingdom of Gardenia, which is due to be released on PC. Based in Stockport, Manchester UK, Little Ricebowl was the nickname given to the first-time parent’s daughter before she was even born. She is half-Chinese and loves eating rice. 

Twitter: @LittleRice_bowl

Instagram: @LittleRice_bowl

Facebook: @kingdomofgardenia

Youtube: Little Ricebowl