We're buzzing with anticipation!
Publisher Whitethorn Games and developer TNgineers have announced that their beekeeping sim, APICO, is swarming Switch on July 7th, 2022. The game will be priced at $20.
Combining resource gathering, biology, and minigames with ideas from both real-life and fantasy beekeeping and gardening, APICO will teach players about the ins-and-outs of maintaining a healthy hive and the importance of our irreplaceable pollinating pals. The islands of APICO were once abuzz with different species of bees, and it’s up to players to rediscover lost species, cross-breed new ones, and repopulate each unique bee-ome. Progressing further into the game may also uncover some forgotten secrets — but that’s none of our beeswax.
Along with that, the team at Makeship have teamed up with Whitethorn Games and TNgineers to create an adorable pollinating pal; Beeatrice. Beeatrice is a lovely little plush bee made with an Ultra-Soft Fleece exterior and stuffed with a fluffy Polypropylene cotton filling to ensure it keeps its shape for years to come. Each plush is numbered and tagged, making your limited edition plush even more special. Beeatrice is shipped with environmentally friendly materials and will arrive in a reusable drawstring bag. You can grab your own Beeatrice for $28 here.
You can see a few more details on what APICO has to offer in the bullet points below.
Breaking into Hives: It’s not as bad as it sounds! Collect materials, craft tools, and play fun beekeeping minigames to help rehome bees before releasing them back into the wild.
It Takes a Colony: Breed, collect, and conserve over 30 species of bees, like the Common Bee, the Forest Bee, and the Verge Bee. They’re all Queens in our book.
Bee2C Marketing: Fund the family business by making and selling honey, Apicola, and other beekeeping products. You’ll be a bee-llionaire in no time!
Cross-Pollination: Cross play with up to four players, regardless of where you purchase the game. Bees who work together, stay together!