You have been given a small island cottage in a thriving magical world. Grow your garden, nurture local creatures, or adventure across the seas to gather new resources. This world is yours to shape.
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Release Date:
Jun 10, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We want the development process to be a collaboration between our team and the community, to help players feel like this is THEIR game, not just a finished piece of software that they purchase. This game has been an evolution from day one and we think the game will benefit a lot from getting as many different types of players involved in creating the world as possible.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are aiming for under a year of being in early access production, but if our community comes up with TONS of crazy awesome ideas for us to add in (and we can afford to stay in production of course!) we will keep releasing content updates even after we leave early access.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Fishing, Feeding, Plant and Creature Breeding, New Islands with more plants, recipes, puzzles, new creatures, and unlockable quests... oh and more systemic and creative crafting! Those are most of the systems we would like to flesh out and build for the full version of the game!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Right now we have implemented plant growing on a base selection of plants including climbing plants, root vegetables, and a few leafy plants. We have also built an initial crafting system, along with a recipe system to support that. We have also built a creature system that currently boasts not one but TWO(!!) creatures using this initial AI to navigate and do minimal interactions with the player. We have also implemented a first pass on the boat locomotion system, as well as one "quest" with an unlockable recipe as a reward. We've also been working a lot on the art style and think it has a good foundation now for building more content within.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to raise the price as we add significant content updates and new features or systems.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We have a discord that we would LOVE for you to join us in!
This is the space where we plan on having discussions, sharing live updates on progress, and chatting about ideas. We're really looking forward to all the awesome ideas and suggestions you have <3 let's make this world a fantastic one!”
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About This Game

You have been given a small island cottage in a thriving magical world. Grow your garden, nurture local creatures, and adventure across the sea to gather new resources. This world is yours to shape.

Garden of the Sea is an early-access game, and we are currently developing the world alongside our players. Our goal is to release regular content updates, new mechanics, and tweaks to existing systems based on community feedback and discussions, so we would love for you to join us on our discord server or here in the Steam forums and help us shape this game!


  • Grow your own fantastical garden
  • Sail around in your boat
  • Hang out with the creatures living nearby
  • Solve puzzles and challenges
  • Feed the birds
  • Listen to the ocean


A world first, Garden of the Sea features a Hybrid Interactive Score. With Gestrument’s technology, every single musical note is created in real-time based on your in-game interactions. Whenever you dig, chop or move to a new environment, the score changes to reflect those actions, meaning that what you hear at any given time is entirely unique to your experience.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 1500X
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970/1060 or Radeon RX 480
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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