Soedesco, the publisher behind the physical releases of Owlboy, Armello, and more, just sent us a potato.
Well, not a real potato. If they’d sent us a real potato, we’d at least be able to eat it – boil it, mash it, stick it in a stew – but this was a picture of a potato. In an email.
No, don’t worry – we’re as confused as you are.
Here’s the offending article:
The potato is nestled in some lush grass, in front of a nice backdrop of pine trees, but other than that? It’s a fairly unremarkable potato. We’re not exactly tuber experts, but it looks like a Vivaldi, maybe? It’s too clean to be a Jersey Royal and not pink enough to be a King Edward.
Oh yes, that’s right. The eagle-eyed among you will have spotted it also has a date, emblazoned across the bottom of the image. Specifically, that date is the 30th January.
Do we have any idea what this means? Not really. If you look at the list of games that Soedesco produces, there’s one that stands out for its obvious potato potential: Real Farm, a farming simulator in the mould of, well, Farming Simulator.
But they can’t be announcing Real Farm on January 30th, because Real Farm has been out – on PC, PS4 and Xbox One – since October 2017. Incidentally, that’s about the latest in the year you can leave it to harvest your main crop potatoes.
Our best guess? It might be a new version of Real Farm, perhaps coming to a new platform. Could it be a mobile version, or a port to Nintendo’s mobile console, the Switch? We don’t know. We emailed back to ask Soedesco what
the hell was going on the potato is supposed to represent, but we’re yet to hear back. We’ll let you know if we ever do.
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