Bug & Seek

Bug & Seek

Catch 220+ real life bugs in this humorous, 8-bit cozy creature collector. You’ve bought the local bug zoo, abandoned after a mysterious robbery. Catch bugs that make jokes and puns, fill orders, build your collection, upgrade skills and equipment, and try to solve the Great Bug Heist.

Developer: So Peculiar

Release Date: December 6, 2023


Being developed by a tiny, two-person dev team, 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 zoo)! Once the lifeblood of the town and its economy, someone stole all the bugs in the dead of night. Now it’s up to you to catch and sell bugs that make jokes, 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.

*We are also working on localization into many more languages!*

  • Catch Bugs — With up to 220 different real-life bugs, ranging from common insects to some of the most rare and valuable insects in the world, the possibilities are endless. And every bug comes with a tagline of puns or dad jokes, and a codex entry with factual (and humorous) information. Change the way you view the world around you (and especially under your feet).
  • Customize and Expand Your Insectarium — Customize everything, from what tanks you use to what flooring, decorations, and wallpaper you have in your Insectarium. Upgrade your bug-catching equipment and your wardrobe. Build new wings to the Insectarium and create the best Insectarium the town has ever known. And of course, fill it with bugs!
  • Explore The World — Bugs live in every kind of habitat: from meadows, deserts, and forests to wetlands, beaches, urban environments, and caves. And wouldn’t you know it? Buggburg has all of these! Explore the variety of biomes in every season, with Buggburg’s booming Town Square in the heart of it all.
  • Talk with the Locals — 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.
  • 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. As the new owner of the Insectarium, see if you can piece together what really happened as you solve the mystery and unmask the guilty party!

    *Note: Machines with integrated GPUs are not supported and may not properly run Bug & Seek.

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