Bug & Seek — from So Peculiar Games — is Available Now on Steam
Bug & Seek is a relaxing, open-ended, bug catching sim/creature collector with a mystery twist. In Bug & Seek, you’ve just sunk your life savings into buying an abandoned Insectarium (bug museum)! Once the lifeblood of the town of Buggburg and its economy, someone stole all the bugs in the dead of night. Now it’s up to you to catch and sell bugs, fulfill requests from the local shops, and re-establish the Insectarium as a town icon. Become a master bug hunter as you level up your bug-catching skills, upgrade your equipment, and expand your Insectarium. Meet the locals and complete quests to earn special items and discover what really happened during The Great Bug Heist. And relax! There are no wrong choices, no energy levels to worry about, and plenty of time to complete quests and jobs.
- COLLECT 175+ BUGS – There are over 175 different real-life bugs to collect, and every one of them comes with a humorous catch-phrase and a true, informative short description. You’ll never look at real insects the same way again. Fill your codex with bug data, fill your Insectarium with bugs, and complete the local University’s collection with bugs in each of the 10 categories of bugs you can find!
- CUSTOMIZE YOUR BUG MUSEUM – Customize, decorate, and expand your Insectarium to house all of the bugs you catch. You can name each bug that you put on display. Even name your Insectarium!
- EXPLORE THE QUAINT TOWN OF BUGGBURG – Explore five visually unique biomes in the cozy, open world of Buggburg: Meadows, Wetlands, Desert, Beach, and the Town Square. Find new bugs in each area. As the seasons change, or as day turns to night, so do the bugs. Each area, season, and time of day means new possibilities for what you might catch!
- MASTER BUG CATCHING – Level up your bug catching skills with every catch. Bug & Seek offers 11 different categories of bugs with 4 different levels of rarity (and value). Keep catching bugs to earn your place as a Master Bug Hunter and discover every one of the 175+ bugs the game has to offer!
- ENJOY UNUSUAL QUESTS – From the mayor to the herb farmer, meet the 19+ locals of the town and perform missions for them to earn special gear and items, secrets and gossip, and maybe even haikus. The local merchants can always give you bug orders to fill as well.
- SOLVE THE MYSTERY – One year ago someone broke into the Insectarium in the middle of the night and stole all of the bugs in an incident known as The Great Bug Heist. The Insectarium was shut down, and a vital piece of the Buggburg economy ground to a halt. Talk to locals to uncover clues and see if you can piece together what really happened to solve the mystery and unmask the guilty party.
So Peculiar Games is a tiny indie studio of two, consisting of Chera and Craig, who also happen to be married. They are passionate about creating unique games with great stories that bring joy and wonder to the player. Bug & Seek stands as their debut game.