I had been looking for an excuse to cover Garden Story, a ripe little adventure RPG coming to Steam next year, and today I've got a great one: there's a limited-time demo from November 12 to December 21.
The Autumn Town demo runs about half an hour, offering a glimpse of Garden Story's produce-themed world and inhabitants, some basic hand-to-hand combat against the encroaching Rot, and fishin' for items in a sewer. It's essentially just the tutorial section, but I'm glad to get a peek either way.
The final version will go deeper into gardening and "fostering new friendships," with developer Picogram going so far as to call Garden Storya "social sim." The adventuring aspect feels well-trodden – you can dodge-roll and charge your attacks – but the characters are super cute. I want to see more of them.
I'll be keeping an eye on this one leading up to its spring PC launch.
Autumn Town Demo Available Now! [Steam]