??IGF Nom Strange Horticulture Releasing on PC January 21st! ?⛤

Publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Bad Viking are bringing their IGF nominated plant shop mystery game Strange Horticulture to Windows PC via Steam, GOG and the Epic Games store on Friday January 21st!

Earlier this month, Rock Paper Shotgun listed Strange Horticulture among their most-anticipated games of 2022:

[…] this is a very meditative, lovely game for the sort of person who likes carefully writing labels by hand and affixing them to things. And also there is a murder mystery and a cult in there. That too. Excellent.

Investigate it all first-hand in our dark and cosy Release Date Trailer!

But why even wait to get your hands on this “magical and wonderful” game? An updated free demo is available right now on Steam! Be sure to add it to your wishlist to be notified as soon as it’s available for purchase!

Strange Horticulture is an unusual game about collecting and cataloguing powerful plants.

Find and identify new plants, pet your cat, speak to a coven, or join a cult. Use your growing collection to influence the story and unravel Undermere’s dark mysteries.


Welcome to Undermere, a quaint town surrounded by hag-infested forests and rugged mountains. You are the Horticulturist, owner of local plant store Strange Horticulture. As a cast of colorful customers come by your shop, you are quickly thrust into an occult mystery stretching back hundreds of years.


Explore the lands beyond your store to find new plants, but be careful! The dark woods and lakes are not always friendly to a simple herbalist. You might discover powers beyond your wildest dreams – or lose your mind completely. Use context clues to determine which places to visit, and which to avoid!


Using your trusty encyclopedia and clues found on your explorations, you learn more about the strange plants you come across. By identifying each plant, you will be able to use their effects to influence the story — from hypnotic hallucinogens to powerful poisons.

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Bad Viking is an independent game development company based in England and founded by brothers Rob & John Donkin. Bad Viking’s aim is to create fun, fresh and imaginative games that can be enjoyed by anyone.


Iceberg Interactive is an independent video game publisher founded in 2009 by an international group of games industry veterans. Located in Haarlem, The Netherlands and staffed with avid gamers, Iceberg works closely with an assembly of game developers around the world, both midsize and indie.

Known for many hit franchises including Starpoint Gemini, Killing Floor and Circle Empires; the company has enjoyed recent success with PC titles such as Shortest Trip to Earth, The Sojourn and Railroad Corporation. Iceberg Interactive has many exciting multi-format games coming up, including Blazing Sails (PC), Recursive Ruin (PC) and Sacred Fire (PC).