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Kamaeru: A Frog Refuge – Build a Thriving Frog Sanctuary

Calling all amphibian enthusiasts and chill-vibes seekers! Brace yourselves for a heartwarming adventure in Kamaeru: A Frog Refuge. This upcoming cosy sim isn’t your average farming experience. Here, you’ll trade ploughs for lily pads and become the champion of adorable frogs, transforming a neglected wetland into a thriving amphibian paradise.

Step into the waterproof boots of Cleo, a working adult seeking a much-needed change of scenery. After receiving an enticing offer from her childhood friend Axel, Cleo sets her sights back home to help rebuild their local wetlands. Decorate a soothing sanctuary with furniture, crops, and ponds, for more than five hundred froggy friends to enjoy! Feed, photograph, and breed these adorable four-legged creatures in a charming, laid-back adventure.

 

A Refuge in Need

Kamaeru, once a vibrant wetlands teeming with croaking choruses, has fallen silent. Pollution and neglect have taken their toll, driving away the once-abundant frog population. But fear not, nature lovers! This is where you step in.

As the inheritor of a neglected plot of land within the Kamaeru wetlands, you’re entrusted with a monumental task: restoring the ecosystem and creating a safe haven for frogs. This isn’t just about building a pretty pond; it’s about fostering biodiversity and bringing the joyous symphony of frog calls back to life.

Feed, breed, collect, and discover more than 500 different types of frogs in Kamaeru. It’s up to you to figure out the secret to attracting new and adorable frogs. You can complete your collection by unlocking all the rare colours through a special breeding mini-game. When new ones join your refuge, use the in-game camera to take photos of them and collect them for your frogedex!

 

From Tadpole to Thriving Frog Paradise

Your journey in Kamaeru is a delightful blend of management and exploration. You’ll spend your days creating the perfect amphibian habitat. Craft beautiful ponds, decorate them with lush greenery, and strategically place lily pads and hiding spots. Each element plays a role in attracting specific frog species, transforming your once-barren land into a diverse ecosystem.

New furniture will bring new frogs with it! As you personalize your habitat, new breeds of frogs will be attracted to specific kinds of furniture. Plus, it’ll attract attention to the area–and with it, new visitors! You can even repaint furniture to better fit your own unique style sensibilities.

 

As you cultivate your frog refuge, a vibrant community of these fascinating creatures will start calling it home. Each species boasts unique personalities and behaviours, adding to the charm of the game.

 

Mini-Games Galore

But wait, there’s more to amphibian advocacy than landscaping. Kamaeru throws in some engaging mini-games to keep things exciting. Catch pesky bugs to feed your resident frogs (don’t worry, it’s way more fun than chasing flies in real life), and participate in activities that mimic natural frog behaviour. These mini-games not only add a layer of fun but also subtly educate you about the fascinating world of frogs.

 

Protect The Wetland Ecosystem

 

Kamaeru isn’t just a game; it’s a gentle nudge towards appreciating the delicate balance of our ecosystems. In order to succeed in your quest for frog preservation, you will need to restore the nearby wetlands to their former glory. This will allow you to continually support and cultivate the area through a process known as paludiculture.

Dig ponds to let water roam the land again and plant native wetlands species to harvest precious crops. From there, you can transform your pickings into manufactured goods that can be sold to improve your froggy habitat further!

As you delve deeper into the game, you’ll unlock fascinating facts about different frog species and the vital role they play in the environment. Prepare to be amazed by the diversity of frog calls and the intricate dance of life within a wetland.

 

Kamaeru: A Frog Refuge

Kamaeru’s developers, Humble Reeds, have crafted a visually stunning world. Imagine a world bathed in soft sunlight, where shimmering water reflects the lush greenery and vibrant flowers. The adorable frog designs, brimming with personality, will have you reaching for your screen to gently boop their slimy snouts (virtually, of course!).

Kamaeru: A Frog Refuge is slated for release in mid-2024 on Steam. So, get ready to embrace the tranquillity of the wetlands, create a haven for fascinating amphibians, and lose yourself in the delightful world of Kamaeru. After all, who wouldn’t want to be the hero in a story where the reward is a chorus of happy frog croaks?