Contest: Live your dream of being a medieval botanist with Alchemy Garden

You know that’s been your dream since you were a kid

In today’s contest, we’re giving away Steam copies of potion simulator Alchemy Garden!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always dreamed of being a medieval botanist. There’s something about collecting random plants, grinding them down, and mixing them with water and herbs and shit to make a poultice that’s oddly alluring. Sure, I’d probably kill more people than help, but it’s all in the name of discovery! They’ll understand. Or not, they’re dead. Who cares?

This one is definitely a bit of an odd duck, but that’s cool. We’ve got some Steam copies of Alchemy Garden to give away so you can live out this strangely specific dream!

My last potion rendered me incapable of summarizing video games, so I’ll let the devs tell you all about it.

Alchemy Garden mixes gathering/crafting mechanics with exploration/adventure and economic elements. It’s a sandbox game where you’ll need to explore the land, discover new plants, gather ingredients and use these to create different kinds of potions. Open your own alchemist stall. Provide local townsfolk and brave heroes with what they require, so at the end of the day you can invest in decorations and improvements for your garden and lab.

  • CREATE MAGICAL GARDENS — Unleash your creativity and decorate your garden with trees, flowers, grass and many more decorative objects. Plough the soil, sow the seeds, water them and grow plants to make use of them.
  • EXPLORE — Find new plants and ingredients for your experiments, be they common or exotic in hidden areas. You have several biomes where you can find a variety of plants and components for your garden.
  • ALCHEMY AND CRAFTING — Experiment on gathered plants to reveal their effects. Combine them with materials such as coal or wood and explore the possibilities. Discover new formulas and brew useful potions for the townsfolk.
  • RUN YOUR OWN STORE — Open your own stall and sell your potions to the locals. See to their requests and needs. Use gathered money to buy new tools, seeds, equipment, decorations, furniture or a whole new house.

Honestly, this sounds like a ton of fun. And also a bit relaxing. Until the black plague inevitably hits, that is.

To enter to win your copy, use the widget below to leave your name and email address. You can enter daily. There are some other ways to enter hidden in there, so just play around for bonus entries. Figure it out.

We’ve got five Steam Early Access keys to give away; winners will be drawn Monday, December 2. Hit up PC Invasion for more chances to score a copy.

Alchemy Garden is available now through Steam Early Access. You can play a demo to try it out for yourself!

Dtoid Contest: Live your dream of being a medieval botanist with Alchemy Garden

Wes Tacos
Contest Baboon, part-time Mod, full-time dick joke specialist. Destructoid's official Hot Biscuits. I've personally backed exactly one KickStarter/crowdfunding project: Sony's PlayStation, by Dtoid community member darrenhupke.