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Grow plants, run your shop, tame animals, rebuild the town, go spelunking in the caves and more in this relaxing simulation rpg.
Grow plants, run your shop, tame animals, rebuild the town, go spelunking in the caves and more in this relaxing simulation rpg.
1,361 backers pledged CA$ 57,048 to help bring this project to life.

Kickstarter Exclusives, Dialogue, New Shop, Wings and more!

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Multiplayer Update

This past update we have been heavily focusing on optimization and we're glad to say we've made some improvements. Not only that but we've been working on some bugs. With just a small team of 3, Multiplayer is definitely a big task, but our programmer Daniel has been hard at work on it, and we appreciate your patience and this incredible community as we get it perfect.

While Dan is working on the multiplayer side of things, Kristina has been working on new content and Thiago has been getting the soundtrack together which was just sent out. We hope you love it as much as we do.

Next month we'll continue focusing on Multiplayer as we will be completely move the servers to a new host. Don't worry we'll have an update before we dive into that fill with items like the Crystal Furniture set. 

A little preview of the Crystal Planters coming in the next update!
A little preview of the Crystal Planters coming in the next update!

More Quests and Items

Along with the optimization and bug fixes you'll find in this update we have included quite a few new items and over 20 new quests.

We have added almost new 30 Fairy Wings that come in various colours! Clovis is the one to look out for if you'd like these colourful new wings. We have added more clothing items including the Deer Dress, Ladybug Dress, Black Suit Jacket, Professor Jacket and more.

Sporting one of the new Fairy Wings and the Kickstarter Exclusive Clothing!
Sporting one of the new Fairy Wings and the Kickstarter Exclusive Clothing!
The deer dress is riding in on the new update.
The deer dress is riding in on the new update.

Kickstarter Exclusive Items

The Kickstarter Steampunk items are also fully implemented in this update. Including the two gliders and two clothing pieces. We will be sending the Kickstarter wallpapers in the next update. If you're one of our Kickstarter Backers that have these items  in your tier, you can find your DLC codes in your email

Doing a little dance wearing the Kickstarter Exclusive Hat and Clothing pieces.
Doing a little dance wearing the Kickstarter Exclusive Hat and Clothing pieces.
One of the new Kickstarter Exclusive Gliders.
One of the new Kickstarter Exclusive Gliders.
The Kickstarter Gliders have also been launched! You can find the DLC keys for them in your email.
The Kickstarter Gliders have also been launched! You can find the DLC keys for them in your email.

Dialogue!

Due to popular demand we have added dialogue for the townsfolk of Florens sooner than we initially planned. We hope you enjoy this feature.

A New Garden Shop!

There is a new shop in Florens, the Garden Shop! Once you progress through Sierra's quests you'll be able to aid a new member joining Florens. When this new shop is open you'll be able to purchase decorative rocks, hedges, ferns, benches potted plants and more!

The new Garden Shed can be obtained through the new shopkeeper, Sierra. This shed can hold up to 50 items!
The new Garden Shed can be obtained through the new shopkeeper, Sierra. This shed can hold up to 50 items!

Enjoying those wood shipments?

If you're enjoying those wood shipments, you'll love to hear there is a new quest line that will lead you to daily stone shipments from John Stone!

Twitch and Social Media

Not only do we have Twitch Integration in Garden Paws, we are also on Twitch! If you're interested in catching us live, working on Garden Paws or just hanging out click here to get to our Twitch and drop us a follow.

Daniel, Kristina and Thiago can always be found on Discord, Twitter and Facebook as well! 

 Also a huge shout out to Hash, and other members of the community that have been adding to our wiki (click here)! Definitely check it out, it's looking great!

With Twitch Integration you can see viewers that type in your Twitch chat in your game as shoppers! To set it up just click escape, type in your channel name, and done!
With Twitch Integration you can see viewers that type in your Twitch chat in your game as shoppers! To set it up just click escape, type in your channel name, and done!

Minor patchnotes: 

  • The "do not build" collision has been reduced at the chicken coop area, you may now build inside the pen or on top of the coop.
     
  • A couple tyops have been fixed in the quests and mail.
     
  •  Oh noes! A few of the skins that were missing noses have found their noses.
     
  • The waterfalls no longer splash as much.
     
  • Fixed the colliders on multiple items including the bridge near Sammy.
     
  • The skin named "12,000" has been renamed to "Cosmos Cat", silly Splash.
     
  • Some ferns that have been found floating have since been grounded.
     
  • The limited time valentines day mail event has been removed. The items can still be obtained in the game through the shopkeepers.
     
  • Some items in the crafting menus have been rearranged.

Only 40 Hours left for Summer in Mara! 

Summer In Mara now on Kickstarter!
Summer In Mara now on Kickstarter!

We love giving shout outs to other incredible games on Kickstarter, and especially when their indie developers as well! There is only 40 hours left to back Summer in Mara.

Summer in Mara is an adventure at your own pace. Take care of your island and customize it as you want. Explore an open ocean full of places to travel and people to meet and trade with.

Happy Valentines Day! New Playable Character!

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Today we released a small update to wish you all a happy valentines day! We are working on a bigger update heavily focused on multiplayer bugs and optimization that will be coming by the end of the month.

In today's update we introduced 2 heart-themed items. If you play within the next day you will receive a them as a little gift on your mailbox, but those items will be permanently available for purchase on Clovis' store from now on.

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This update also introduces our latest playable character, the Dog! This character was requested by one of our Character Designers, Marley Pebble.

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In this update the Wanderer set up a couple of new collections to be filled up for reward and an error that was popping up with the use of the Crystal Bed was fixed.

We hope you've been enjoying Garden Paws! Have a great Valentines day, and again Thank you for all your support!

Huge Update for January!

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 A Huge Update for January!

First off Thank You from the Devs of this little project; Dan, Kristina, and Thiago for all your wonderful support as we make Garden Paws. Every supportive tweet, review, message is incredible and we thank you dearly as we put our hearts into Garden Paws. 

Being a small team of two developers and a composer is definitely a ton of work but we're really proud of how far Garden Paws has come in the last few months and are excited for 2019! To start it off we have a huge content update!

A lot of new items have been added!
A lot of new items have been added!

What's in this update:

  • Full In-Game Controller Support
  • Sprinklers
  • Discount Bin
  • Museum and Collections
  • The Inn-terior for the Inn and Museum

New Items:

  • Compost Bin and a fertilizer recipe change
  • Furnace
  • Large Stone and Wood Storage Sheds
  • 8 "decorative" chests
  • Marble Display Cases, Anvil, New Wings, Pumpkin Planter, 13 new crops
  • And lots, lots more. (Read more below..)

Controller Support

Implementing the full controller support has been a huge priority for us and we're glad to say it's fully implemented in-game. The main menu is the only area it's not 100% in yet, and Dan will be working on this over the next couple days.

Sprinklers

We heard the community and have added sprinklers. They come in 3 tiers, Copper, Silver and Gold. The blueprint is not available at the start of the game but will be unlocked as you play, if you'd like some spoilers we suggest you join our wonderful community over on discord by following this link: https://discord.gg/QXseXfR

The new Sprinklers
The new Sprinklers

Discount Bin

We've heard you might want to get rid of all those insects and other items quickly and at a discount. With that, we've added the Discount Bin! Any items you place in the discount bin will sell for half price at the end of the day, this item is upgradeable with Frank.

Tables are overflowing? Put your extra stock for sale on the discount bin!
Tables are overflowing? Put your extra stock for sale on the discount bin!

Museum and Collections

The first stages of the Museum has been added, with 15 collections to fulfill and more to come later. Once you complete a collection you'll be rewarded with new items and possibly even some information on how to tame a furry friend.

Help the Wanderer fill out the museum collections!
Help the Wanderer fill out the museum collections!

The Inn

Sadie's rustic inn has been built, with your help of course. The Inn brings along some new quests and soon a new shop where you'll be able to purchase your favourite beverages and Sadie's famous grilled fish!

You can now visit Sadie's Inn!
You can now visit Sadie's Inn!

Compost Bin

The fertilizer can now be crafted in the Compost Bin, and with a new recipe. It now takes5 poop and only 1 wheat to make 5 fertilizer overnight. Fertilizer takes 0 stamina to use, and has a 25% chance to yield a seed when harvesting.

Too much poop? You can now use the compost bin to make fertilizer!
Too much poop? You can now use the compost bin to make fertilizer!

New Items

Beltran isn't the only Blacksmith in town anymore! Build yourself a Furnace and Anvil to start smelting ores and sand from anywhere. There are also quite a few new quests that will teach you how to make one of the manynew storage chests. 

This last month we've added even more new items including; Black and Gold Wings, Rainbow Fairy Wings, Pumpkin and Stone Planters, Glass and more. We've also added a lot of new skins including the "Glow" skin set that is available for every current character in 6 colour variations.

A cozy egg storage crate!
A cozy egg storage crate!

Other Notes:

Minorimprovementstowards the optimization, the February update will be heavily focussed on optimizing the game as well as improving multiplayer.

We've seen a relatively frequent problem arise with connection issues that has usually been resolved by disabling firewalls or switching who hosts the lobby. If you have any problems with multiplayer please contact Dan or Kristina, (the two devs), and we'll be happy to help.

You can contact us through Discord: https://discord.gg/QXseXfR
 or email (Admin@BittenToast.com)

The map has been updated with the new islands, a sound has been added when you take a screenshot with F8, and many more small fixes are in this update.

The Next Update

We will be doing a small patch in a couple days, after that we'll be doing a heavy optimization update. This update will be focused around improving multiplayer and overall performance. As much as we'd like to do another huge content update, we feel this is more important at this stage.

As our only programmer, Dan will be mainly focussing on optimization for February. Kristina, (the other dev), will be working on the Creative Mode and a new shop that will sell all your Landscaping needs. Thiago, (our composer), will be, and has been working on the seasonal music as well as compiling the soundtrack for it's release.

We hope you've been enjoying Garden Paws, and again Thank you for all your support! Every positive tweet, review, and comment means the world to us!  

More Animals to raise!

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On Dans day off this week, he had some fun making the Guitar that'll be in soon!
On Dans day off this week, he had some fun making the Guitar that'll be in soon!

More Quests

Charlie needs your help building a Guard Tower for those cold Winter nights! Among this quest line and more we currently have 276 quests to complete in Garden Paws. We are constantly adding more quests and hope to hit 300 very soon.

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More Animals!

This latest update we have been working on adding more animals to raise on your farm!

Here are the new animals:

  • Lamb (mature: Sheep)
  • Baby Goat (mature: Goat)
  • Baby Alpaca (mature: Alpaca)
  • Duckling (mature: Duck)
  • Mallard Duckling (mature: Mallard Duck)

Each animal can be matured in the barn, or for the ducks, the Duck Pond. Each animal can also be equipped through your pet slot in your inventory. With all these new items we've added 2 more upgrades for the Barn and Duck Pond so you can increase the capacity from 3 to 6 if you'd like.

New items:

With new animals, come new items! Here's a quick list of what's been added.

  • Duck Feathers, Duck Eggs, Gold Poop, Goat Milk, Wool, Alpaca Fiber  
  • Sand and Sand Dollars. Which can be gathered from piles along the beach.   
  • Coal and Marble rocks that can be found in the ruins caves. 
Rain isn't going to stop us from having fun! Rainy days are great, you don't have to water your crops!
Rain isn't going to stop us from having fun! Rainy days are great, you don't have to water your crops!

Multiplayer

We have steadily been improving the performance for multiplayer as well as fixing some bugs, the latest patch should run even smoother.

A quick note, we've noticed that some firewalls protect against people joining you or you joining an online lobby, if you're experiencing this, that could be why. We have also been suggesting switching who hosts the lobby, this has resulted in a more stable game experience.

If you're experiencing problems with multiplayer or any other aspect to the game, we welcome you to join our discord or email us, we'll be happy to help.

www.gardenpawsgame.com/discord - admin@bittentoast.com

Just a dragon looking for some tasty fish, nothing to see here.
Just a dragon looking for some tasty fish, nothing to see here.

Other Notes

You can now name chests and lock them, chests are locked by default in multiplayer.

Sammy now only sells Spring + Summer seeds, with a new seller introduced Fall day 1 that will sell Fall + Winter seeds permanently.

In the last update we added (!) on the Anvil, and a few other places when you interact with them the first time. This will prompt a screen to pop up with helpful tips.

The hot bar scroll direction has been reversed, if you'd like to change it or any other settings you can do so in the main menu under "Controls".

Tips have been added on the loading screen.

Milk stacks have been increased from 10 to 30.

From the Devs

As always we'd like to give a big Thank You to everyone that has supported us so far, with your tweets, reviews, and just sharing the game in general. We plan on one more update before the new year with a small surprise.

What are we working on next?

Dan and Kristina are currently working on adding more content, while squishing any bugs that pop up of course. The next content updates that we have planned, without giving too many spoilers, include a fast travel system, a furnace to smelt ores, and the Museum.

This is just our short term update list, we're also working on the Dungeon, Cooking and more. But, those are a bit further out.

Thiago (our audio dev) has been working on the music for the Seasons, each Fall and Winter will rotate to new soundtrack.

Happy Holidays! Multiplayer updates, more costumes and a special gift!

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Happy Holidays!

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In today's update we are giving players a special gift for the holidays. If you log into the game between 24th December 2018, 6am PST and 25th December 11:59pm PST you will receive a gift in your in-game mail.

The gift is not an exclusive item and can be obtained in-game outside of this 2 day window as well. All winter items that are being added will permanently stay in the game.

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Multiplayer

We have been hard at work updating and testing the multiplayer and we're happy to say that most of the issues have been fixed in the new patch that is about to go live.

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We've done over 20 hours of multiplayer testing over the past 2 days with the latest build and had a lot of fun playing with members of the community.

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New Costumes

During winter there is now a new shop seller that sells festive costumes, perfect to get in the holiday spirit. 18 new costumes have been added to the game.

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Thank you so much for all your support. We are so happy with all the love and kind words directed to us with the steam release, and for all the lovely reviews we have been receiving. We couldn't be happier with how Garden Paws is coming along.

Happy Holidays!

Daniel, Kristina and Thiago

Steam Page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/840010/Garden_Paws/

Discord: www.gardenpawsgame.com/discord

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GardenPawsGame