A downloadable Project Grove for Windows

Project Grove follows ageing Alchemist Edric and his portable platform L-P1N on their journey to locate the mythical Grove. In this bombastic genre-bending 3D puzzle-platformer you navigate dangerous terrain, experiment with exotic flora and harness powerful alchemic abilities. With non-linear puzzles, you carve your own path and uncover the secrets of the Grove using your own brand of alchemy.

Reviews

"Project Grove feels like a delightfully low-stakes, all-ages adventure that anyone could enjoy." - Game Critics

"I love this approach to the game because it gives players a way to progress, even if they’re stuck on a certain platforming puzzle." -Power Up Gaming

"[Project Grove's Demo] really impresses with its gorgeous visuals, chilled out atmosphere and creative puzzle design." - Alpha Beta Gamer

"Dacrima looks to bring a personality-rich, dynamic twist to the puzzle-platformer genre" - GameGrin

"You will have to think a little outside the box to get through this section and it is a good precursor to what they could do with a full-sized title." - Game Tyrant

System Requirements

To our best knowledge, Project Grove's minimums are: 

  • OS: Windows 7, 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7300HQCPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 750 / Radeon R7 260X
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card

If you would like to help the accuracy of Project Grove's system requirements, please try the demo and let us know about your experience and your computer specs.

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Download

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Project Grove Demo 1.06 1 GB
Version 18 44 days ago

Development log

Comments

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Such a beautiful game, and the puzzles are the right amount of challenging

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I really enjoyed this game. The look of it is beautiful and I think it has a lot of potential. I liked the interactions between Edric and  L-P1N and looking forward to more!  

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Love where this is going so far!

I didn't save my footage because of the performance issues and didn't finish the demo, but I wanted to toss in my feedback so far because I do love the dialogue and the aesthetic!

1) It isn't optimized for my older PC, so there was a ton of stuttering. The only time it was smooth was when I went to check the faxophone message. It ran like butter in that area, horribly in the house, middle of the road everywhere else. Looking forward to graphics settings!

2) The demo starts too abruptly. You could have Eric waking up to see the robot hovering over him, have Eric ask what he needs, then have the robot explain about the EPINs and messages.

3) Gamepad doesn't fully work. If you try to use it without setting controller in the menu first, you can't use the right toggle stick to turn. If you use it after setting controller in the menu, it still isn't able to select options, only inventory and menu. Would be great to have auto-detect of input type.

4) The robot keeps glitching out and bouncing back and forth all over the place. It didn't cause me any problems with making umbrellas, it was just a distracting bug.

5) When I restarted the demo, I physically started at the beginning again but the tasks and dialogue didn't reset, it was still waiting for me to do the same task I was on before.

7) The umbrella mechanic works well but some jumps need to be too precise since his distance is so weak. Maybe allow him to jump a little farther or higher.

8) He makes a sound when you jump but doesn't make a sound when he gets hurt from fall damage, which is inconsistent. You have great dialogue so I'm sure he or the robot can say something witty when he falls.

I know games take a ton of time to get right and polish, so I wish you the best of luck with what you've got here! It's really good bones and I hope the kickstarter campaign is successful!

Thank you! We've given all your feedback to the dev team πŸ‘

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Love the game, can't wait for it to come out fully. Nice job! i was wondering, will the game be free when it officially comes out?

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Love that you enjoyed our demo! Project Grove won't be free on release 😊

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Okay. Thanks for replying. I am definitely going to buy it when it comes out!

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If you'd like to play the Kickstarter Backer's Demo and would like to secure a copy of the full game too, have a look over our Kickstarter - www.kickstarter.com/projects/antlerstudios/project-grove

😊

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I PLAYED YOUR GAME HERE IT WAS GREAT ........IM DRMIX

https://youtu.be/CSApyE-EWaU

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Gave it a go...

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Thank you so much! We loved watching your Let's Play 😊

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This game is really great, i love the art style, ambient music and the quirky back and fourth with L-P1N and Edric. This game is really unique and the touch of steampunk is really cool like its the beginning of an age for technology and experimentation and a cure for the "Great Rot" you feel as if your groundbreaking something really special in the game.

 Some of the downsides i experienced were that the jump seems a bit short in height or one minute you leap and the next barely hop, also L-P1N got stuck a few times and wouldnt go where commanded it did make some obstacles a little harder than they needed to be.

I cant wait to see more.

Thank you so much for playing and for your feedback. We'll definitely investigate the L-P1N issue and start discussing player intent. 

Really glad you had a great time. We're offering an exclusive Kickstarter extended demo if that's something you'd be interest in 😊

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ok so a few sugestions:

- first of all the trailer was really well made and the game looks perfect sound effects also, but the voice explaining the game does somewhat break the experience, if you could i would reccomend improving it a bit, since (to me at least) it kinda sticks out and breaks the trailer, perhaps have it a bit lower? not sure yet (edit: add some echo)

-second: just my opinion but i think adding a bit of hype near the end (increasing over time could be even better) could make it a lot better and leave a stronger impact (just my opinion tough)

-third: just came back after downloading the game and a problem i found was that the starting cutscene (i guess it was  the starting cutscene)  started before the game loaded

-fourth and last: i wasnt able to play the game, since as soon as it started it crashed, most likely due to my pc being really bad, but an idea i would add to the game a way to reduce the graphics, (i dont know if this is hard or time consuming to do, if it is then no problem) since that isn't in the game (at least that i know)

i am really excited about the development of the game, gonna keep following and will add any extra suggestions.

TThank you so much! We've fed all your feedback through and have made some improvements to performance. Hope it works for you now 😊

Hello!, just came back, thanks a lot for the help,

i was able to play the game (despite a bit of lag, again my pc bad)

and i ran into some problems, first of all, mr helping robot keep teleporting all over the place, (likely due to my poor pc) 

but the biggest problem i found was that i wasnt able to do the platforming section, (the tutorial that teaches how to use the robot)

After i aimed and sent him, he kept phasing through the platform and i wasnt able to pass through, (so i only played the start), i hope this can be fixed since i was so excited when i saw that i could play,

hoping for an update!

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Played this on my channel today and had fun. This game seems to have potential and I'd love to see it continue, so good luck with your campaign devs! As for feedback: I'd love it if you'd remove the space check on whether or not L-pin had space to expand and instead let him accidentally fling Edric across a room. Seems like a cheap way to add lots of extra humor as well as a potentially useful mechanic to the game.

Thank you so much! We loved watching your Let's Play. Would you mine sharing your tech specs with us so we can work more on optimisation?

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This was a super neat experience! It was fun to hop around and explore the environments and do some neat platforming puzzles. The two characters seem pretty interesting and have some funny lines as well. I enjoy the format of the demo as well since you actually have a goal to pursue, rather than just being dropped in a sandbox. I quite like the mechanic of making a platform to get across obstacles, it opens up some avenues for cool puzzle solving! I did have some issues with settings seeming to not save when I exited the options at some points, but that's to be expected in an early demo. Definitely excited to see more of this, props to the developers.

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Thank you so much! We loved watching your Let's Play. Would you mine sharing your tech specs with us so we can work more on optimisation?

You're very welcome, happy to help!

Specs:

RTX 2070

i7 8700 @ 3.2 GHZ

16 GB RAM

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Hello there.
I have played your game and made even a Video about it. Sadly kinda bad quality cause my PC is not really that good. I would appreciate some graphics settings. So that people also with less strong PC's like mine gain a better experience from your game. Yet I have to say still, this game is beautiful. I enjoyed myself very well with it. Mostly cause of the jumping. I have no idea why that was funny to me. Also I have to say that the game has a certain charm. Though the music at the end is kinda... let's say underwhelming. Anyway, if your curious for my video then please have a look here.

Thank you so much! We loved watching your Let's Play. Would you mine sharing your tech specs with us so we can work more on optimisation?

Sure no problem. My current specs are as followed:

Radeon RX 460  4GB

i5-4460 CPU  Quad Core 3.20GHz

8GB RAM


If I missed something then just tell me. Not everyday I am asked for my specs.

Also glad you enjoyed my video.

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Looks really good so far. The music could be a bit more hypey but that's just my opinion.

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Thank you so much! Yes, we agree and aim to dedicate more time to the music. 😊

A lot of folks share the view about the ending so we're updating it. πŸ‘

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My last comment got deleted, I can only assume that it was because of me not actually commenting on the game, so here I go:

The graphics are pretty good, at least once you turn off motion blur. Gameplay is relatively smooth, though i did struggle with sneaking at first. 

The game does a good job of teaching you how puzzles work and I never got too frustrated with any parts that I played through. 

all in all it has potential my guy!

Hi sim0n! Not sure what happened to your last comment so thank you for commenting again. We really appreciate all your effort.

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This game has real potential! Looks great

Thank you very much!

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played the demo adn it getting good! i got lost in the cave as the adivce it gave me wasn't clear enough ( on respawning the key). Also i tried the play with a controller and the right analog stick wasn't working for me either maybe it was just me idk. other than that the graphics were good and the story had my attention as well, l pin was humorus too. keep up the good work. ( gonna have to download that patch and try again)

Thank you very much for playing and for your feedback! It means a lot to us :) 

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i tried the demo, it seems a bit too demanding.. u need to set up resolutions like low graphics medium and high. (especially for textures)
i have like an i3 and a 1050ti(4gb) 8gb ram, and if u implement well i should be able to handle this game and play it very smoothly
as u can see in the first part it even went smooth...i guess some rendering issue...
it's probably demanding in CPU
it also crashed for no particular reason..

Thank you so much for your feedback. Setting up the correct resolution for hardware is at the top of our priority list. We'll be sure to let you know once this issue has been fixed.  

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It isnt working on my computer. Whenever I try to open the umberella it glitches out. Wish I could play.

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Thank you for letting us know! Could you please send us a screenshot and let us know your computer specs?

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I don't know how to get my computer specs, sorry.  It's not letting my upload a screenshot for some reason, I tried with different ones. I do think its my computer though, since I checked out the gameplay from GPHOBIA and it was way smoother on his device.  I've also played it multiple times, and in one try I started drowning on land. 

Sorry if I'm not really helping.

If you could please send a screenshot to info@antlerstudios.net that would be perfect. Thank you for all your effort in bringing the issue to us 😊

If you're on windows you can search for run and enter "msinfo32" without quotation marks of course

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looks interesting

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Thank you 😊 We'd love your feedback if you get the chance to play the demo.

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Sure I play on Linux so if you need a tester I am more than happy to help out.

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Shit I forgot to say that: I use Arch BTW! You need to keep the meme alive ya know.

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OK so I played the game for a couple of minutes and One: it runs  on WINE so Linux people can enjoy it. Two: It is nice I only played it for a few minutes and I can see myself doing a marathon of this game but, it would be nice if you looked into tweaking the game a bit so the frame rate is less choppy as that hurt the experience a bit I will try it on windows to see if this is a WINE issue or the game in general issue.

Thank you very much! We really appreciate your time and effort collecting this feedback.

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Amazing game dev had so much fun playing it :) i hope you enjoy my gameplay 

Thank you so much playing our demo! We loved watching your gameplay :D 

We'd really appreciate it if you could give the demo an honest star rating. Thank you again!

Thank you so much i'm glad you liked it :)  , yea i gave it 5/5 .

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Very well put together. Great graphics, Great atmosphere. I did a gameokay video but got stuck at the end as I was trying to be clever by getting into a nook near the end of the video. Needless to say, I'm going to play this again as I want to get to the ene and I'm looking forward to a full release.

Good Luck

wobblyfootgamer

Thank you so much playing our demo! You're definitely a good puzzle-solver.

We'd really appreciate it if you could give the demo an honest star rating. Thank you again!

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Loved the visuals, gameplay and voice acting. Looking forward to the full version!

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Thank you so much playing our demo! So happy you like the voice acting, the actors are great people and will love your feedback.

We'd really appreciate it if you could give the demo an honest star rating. Thank you again!

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very beauty atmosfere and cool idea..

Thank you so much playing our demo! We're really happy you like the environment :D

We'd really appreciate it if you could give the demo an honest star rating. Thank you again!

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i think this game good for console ... and beauty mesh livel

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