Plus, See New Animals Around the Island, and Enjoy Updated Visuals, UI and Other Quality of Life Features
Today, Whitethorn Games — publisher of popular indie titles like APICO, Lake, Princess Farmer, and Wytchwood — and developer Peachy Keen Games are purr-oud to release Calico: Pawsome Edition on Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch™, and PC! With brand new gameplay features, like recipe-specific cooking minigames, and quality-of-life updates, business at the cat café is better than ever!
Pawsome Edition is the biggest content update for Calico yet and contains plenty of purrific new features, both big and small. These include new animals sprinkled around the island for players to play with, a UI and overall visual overhaul to provide a more pleasant playing experience, the ability to customize players’ wallpaper and floors while in the cafe, and the big new feature: a brand new cooking minigame!
Calico’s Cookin’ Up Something Good!
The cooking that players have come to know and love have now been expanded! Each recipe now comes with its own series of minigames to perform in the kitchen. A new system for selling food in the cafe has also been added; time and accuracy in the recipe minigames will award players with a gold, silver, or bronze star, which will provide different bonuses to sales prices. But be careful: once customers have bought all the fresh food, star bonuses will disappear until that recipe is played again.
Calico is a day-in-the-life community sim game where you are given an important and adorable task: rebuild the town’s cat café and fill it with cute and cuddly creatures! Build up your café by filling it with cute furniture, fun decorations, yummy pastries, and get it bustling with animals again!
Key features of Calico include:
- Every Animal is a Friend: You’ll encounter a lot of animals on the island. Befriend them, name them, add them to your party, send them to live at the cafe, and most importantly, love them forever! Interact with your new friends by dancing, cuddling, petting, carrying, lounging with, and pampering them!
- Bewitching Good Looks: Express yourself through fashion! Create an avatar and customize them with collectable clothing found throughout the game.
- Design, Decorate, Delight: Decorate the interior and exterior of the café to your liking! Collect and arrange furniture and toys for both your human and animal visitors. Cat trees, scratching posts, and dog beds are definite must-haves!
- The Power of Meow-gic: The world of Calico has no limits! With the potion system, there are so many ways to live out your magical dreams. Want to make your feline friend ginormous? The More-to-Pet potion has you covered!
A full press kit, including logos and screenshots, can be found here: https://uberstrategist.link/
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 whitethorngames.com.
About Peachy Keen Games
A two-person studio in Seattle, WA, Peachy Keen Games is run by Creative Director Kells and Technical Director Andrew. Together, they create safe, fun, and relaxing video games.
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