Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King is in Full Bloom with Steam Launch

April 2, 2017

Developer Castle Pixel recently made the leap from unsuccessful Kickstarter game to actual release as Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King is now out on Steam. The retro inspired ARPG can be purchased for $14.99 USD with an additional 15% off for early adopters who grab it before April 4. There’s also a demo available for those hoping to try it out before throwing their hard earned money down.

The game concerns the adventures of Lily, a knight of the Rose. Her tale of bravery is narrated by a grandfather to his granddaughter and this old storyteller can add wrinkles into the adventure by embellishing here and there. Allies might soon become enemies and new challenges may appear out of nowhere.


As the developers explain from their Kickstarter page:

“An Unpredictable Story — Although the tale is being told by Grandpa, you can expect his lively granddaughter to occasionally chime in and affect the game. For instance, a quiet trip through a cemetery can quickly change if little Lily decides that an army of undead should rise and attack!”

Of course this wouldn’t be a Zelda like game without a kingdom in danger, and low and behold the empire of Blossom needs to be saved from an encroaching darkness. The great wizard Crocus has grown tired of being King Orchid’s adviser and has now taken the land for his own. Can Lily save the kingdom while also making a great bedtime story for a enraptured granddaughter?

The game features the following:

  • 15+ hours of gameplay
  • Huge, diverse game world with many different locations
  • 5 challenging dungeons
  • Various items impacting gameplay and fighting style
  • Fun, charming storytelling

It’s hard to look past the colorful visuals and the blocky retro stylings of Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King. It’s also nice to see titles not get lost to time after going through a bit of a hump like an unsuccessful crowdfunding campaign. You can see what eventually came to be a full-fledged game with the Steam trailer below:

Leif Conti-Groome

Leif Conti-Groome is a staff writer at DualShockers who mainly focuses on indie games and crowdfunding campaigns. He was a contributor to the niche game podcast Total Control and he frequently lends his services to the Torontonian enthusiast group, The Hand Eye Society.

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