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Garden Paws update for 1 May 2021

New Map, Steam Workshop and Switch Update

Share · View all patches · Build 6632165 · Last edited 24 June 2023 – 16:41:41 UTC by Wendy

Patchnotes via Steam Community

The dev team; Dan, Kristina and Thiago, want to give a HUGE Thank You to everyone that has been supporting us making our dream game over the past little while. Your steam reviews, twitch streams, tweets, feedback, and really everything is so helpful at making Garden Paws as good as it can be. Spreading the word about Garden Paws brings in more people and let's us continue to work on it, adding new content and expanding the GP world, so we just wanted to say how grateful we are. The game wouldn't be what it is today without you. Alright, time for the important stuff.

Switch Update

Starting with the Switch update we're happy to say Garden Paws is running smoothly, all quests are working, bugs are squashed and visually it's really pretty (at least we think so). We had to change the water and grass to be optimized for the Switch while keeping the Garden Paws feeling. We went through the entire project and removed anything that drained performance as well as optimized textures, shaders and anything else we could find.

We've sent it in to Nintendo and are waiting to hear back, if all goes well we'll have great news soon. Many people ask for an eta and we're sorry but we still don't have one as it depends on the certification process.

New Garden Paws Map

This has been in the works for a few months now and we're ready to ship it out to players! This will not replace your current map, it is a completely separate map option to play on. When you create a new world you now have the option to select the "Classic Map" or the "River Map".

This map has many similarities to the Classic Map, the main differences being the player home and town locations. On the River Map the town has moved to where the player home used to be, and the player home has moved to a more central location with a beautiful view of town and the surroundings.

Pamela has also moved closer to the player as opposed to being on a faraway island. Geographically the map hasn't altered too much apart from the forest and small changes.
We hope new and old players will enjoy the refresh this map brings to Garden Paws.

Tips for playing the new map:

  • Start with a brand new character for a fresh start
  • Bring your character and some workbenches to the new island for a speedy beginning
  • Bring your character but drop off your coin by turning your coins into bags with Mayor Wilson
  • Want more tips? Join our Discord to chat with the Garden Paws community!

Other additions to this update

  • There are a few new dragons flying in, including the monarch, snowflake, and galaxy dragon.
  • There is also a new Tortoise to find, this is the stained glass tortoise. It has a 30% chance to spawn from a regular tortoise egg.
  • The castle interior items can be moved using the hammer. This has resulted in a slight visual change.
  • The owl nests are larger and have moved, making them easier to find.
  • Bred Horses now keep their colors after growing up.
  • Sierra now sells decorative flower display trays that can hold up to 20 flower items.

Steam Workshop and Modding

Steam workshop is live! We are excited to see what mods become available to the Garden Paws community!

We had the ability to make your own character skins since Day 1 but we've now added it to the initial game files. If you'd like to make your own skins you can find the Skin Tester Application and files in the same folder as the game.

To access this folder from Steam head to your Steam Library, right click Garden Paws then access Properties. From here click on "Local Files" and then "Browse".
This will open your file explorer with the location of the skins and the application "GPSkinTesting".

Please note: Custom skins will not be visible to other players to ensure Garden Paws is family friendly. However, if everyone in the lobby has the skin installed from Steam Workshop you will be able to view it on other players.

New Plushie!

We're excited to announce our Rainbow Dragon Plushies are available! They have some beautiful details to perfectly capture the in-game Rainbow Dragon. The plushie is 17cm tall, super soft and squishy! There are limited quantities, if you'd like one you can find them in our Etsy store.


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