Simulators are extremely popular among PC gamers and a new one is on the way. Allowing players to take on the role of a beekeeper in APICO.

The developers took inspiration from Minecraft to make a relaxing casual game where players breed, collect, and conserve bees. With a lot of inspiration based on  real-life apiculture. The game is coming this May 20th.

“What Ell and Jamie have done with APICO is simply amazing,” said Dr. Matthew White, CEO of Whitethorn Games. “Not only have they created a wonderfully realized and highly engaging simulation of beekeeping, but they’ve done so in a way that uses the positive power of gaming to deliver a vital environmental message. And we’re bee-yond happy to welcome it into our catalog of games at Whitethorn.”

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. Enjoy those sweet, sweet profits!
  • Cross-Pollination: Cross play with up to four players, regardless of where you purchase the game. Bees who work together, stay together!

APICO will release on PC via Steamitch.ioGameJolt, the Epic Games Store, and Humble Store on May 20, 2022, with a simultaneous console release following soon after.

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