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The Bees of APICO are Dancing With Excitement as the Colony Spreads to Nintendo Switch This July

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Cross-Platform Play is Coming to APICO and Fans Can Purchase a Cushy Plush Beeatrice

The worker bees have been hard at work! Whitethorn Games — publisher of cozy indie hits like Wytchwood, Lake, and Princess Farmer — and bee-veloper TNgineers are excited to announce their bee-loved beekeeping sim, APICO, is taking the hive to Nintendo Switch on July 7. Soon, budding beekeepers can explore Port APICO on the go, and with the addition of cross-platform play, aspiring apiarists can bring their Nintendo virtual bees to their friends’ farms on PC and other consoles with ease!

As well, the bee-utiful team at Makeship have teamed up with Whitethorn Games and TNgineers to create an adorable pollinating pal! Meet Beeatrice. Beeatrice is a lovely little plush bee that fans of APICO and bees absolutely must hive! Designed by TNgineers, Beeatrice is 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.
Are you ready to provide a forever home to your very own Beeatrice? Pre-order your bumble-buddy at this link: https://shop.makeship.com/3yzp74O.

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.

Watch the APICO launch trailer bee-low:

To learn more about how APICO and TNgineers are supporting bee conservation efforts, and if you’d like to help as well, visit http://apico.buzz/savethebees.

Key Features of APICO include:
  • 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!

APICO is now available on PC via Steam, itch.io, GameJolt, the Epic Games Store, and Humble Store, for $19.99 USD. The game will be available on Nintendo Switch on July 7, 2022.To keep up with all things APICO, bee sure to follow the game on Twitter, Twitch, and Guilded, join the colony on Discord, and visit the official website.

A full press kit, including logos and screenshots, can bee found here: https://uberstrategist.link/APICO-Press-Kit.

About Whitethorn Games

We’re an indie game publisher focusing on pleasant, cozy games that can be played in pieces, that require no special skills or knowledge, and that anyone can pick up and play. We’re believers in accessibility, inclusion, and widening the audience that gets to play. We like to consider ourselves the defenders of easy games. While our games might challenge you, they’ll respect your time, they’ll make sure you can play, and most importantly, they’ll never punish you. Learn more at https://whitethorngames.com/.

About TNgineers

TNgineers was formed in 2020 when brothers Ell and Jamie decided to develop their own projects based on their love of casual and crafting games. Their goal is to design games that are relaxing, intriguing, and semi-educational. Ell builds nice things, and Jamie makes sure he breaks them. Learn more about TNgineers and their first game APICO, by visiting https://apico.buzz.

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