Get honey, get paid in charming beekeeping sim Apico

about a year ago we sighted the Apico, a really cool game about beekeeping and conservation. It’s now released, duly released and all, and it looks delicious. There’s a demo you can play that takes you through the first few hours of the game.

In Apico you are a beekeeper and conservationist whose job is to collect, breed and conserve bee varieties. It’s a resource gathering game, bee biology, little minigames and the like – it’s cool to not only catch the bees but understand the distribution of flowering plants that bees need to survive. It takes “ideas from a mix of real-life and fantasy beekeeping and floriculture,” say the developers.

All of this takes place on an archipelago of adorable islands. While it’s one of those “leave your boring city work behind” games, I notice it’s less Stardew Valley and more outdoor beekeeping adventure. This one is about the bees, not the hustle and bustle of the city. (I’m very sorry.)

Apico developers will allocate part of the sales proceeds to national and international beekeeping charities. You can find Apico at epic games, Humble, itch.io, Steamand Utomik. You can also check out their website, the adorably called apico.buzz.

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