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Edinburgh, Scotland – 19 October 2023. Out and About, The cozy life-sim meets foraging adventure has blossomed past its Kickstarter goal, finishing the campaign over 370% funded and over £134,000 ($162,000) funded. Developer, Yaldi Games, now has their sights set on an April 2024 release for the real-world meets digital foraging game. Watch the Kickstarter trailer below.
With the Kickstarter campaign growing to the heights it achieved, a lot more content will be coming to Out and About for the Early Access launch. Lead developer, Elena Hoge said "The Kickstarter has been a tremendous success for us! Not only did we hit all stretch goals, but we also grew our community and really connected to our players. Everyone is coming together and sharing knowledge, which is exactly what our game is about!"
Out and About is a wholesome game that brings the outdoors inside. Explore vibrant biomes and befriend characters inspired by real-world influencers from the foraging world. Connect with nature by foraging, gardening, crafting, and cooking, then try the new foraging skills learned in the real world!
Every recipe discovered in Out And About uses the same ingredients and resources as it would in the real world. The step-by-step methods not only add gameplay mechanics but also replicate the steps from the real world. The wide range of plants and fungi that can be discovered all come with factual cards, allowing players to learn the skill in-game and then practice it in real life.
Unlocking a plant or recipe inside the game will enable players to access real information, identifiers, and step-by-step recipes viaOut And About’s companion website. Accessible through PC and mobile, the companion website enables players to learn and recreate experiences from the game in real life!
Out and About will be released on PC via Steam Early Access in April 2024. Following the successful Kickstarter campaign, a Nintendo Switch release has been confirmed, which will coincide with Out and About's 1.0 release on PC. You can wishlist the title on now Steam and to keep up to date with development then follow Yaldi Games on X (Twitter).