Howling Moon Software
Based in Minnesota

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PC / Mac


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Verdant Skies is a life simulation game born from a love for games like Harvest Moon and a desire to create something unique with modern gameplay and deep storytelling. Lose yourself in the lovingly hand-painted alien world of Viridis Primus. Ensure the success of the colony as you make friends and pursue romance with a diverse cast of characters. Demonstrate your mastery of the farming system by creating the perfect crop hybrid using the genetic splicing machine - or spend your days painting and making pottery. The possibilities are endless! With many natural skin tone options and tons of unique hair styles and clothing choices, you can easily craft your perfect avatar. Unlike many games in this genre, Verdant Skies doesn't ask you to choose a gender when you create your character. As you help to grow the colony, you will unlock additional datable residents. Split your time wisely between activities as you help to build your colony. Gather resources, decorate your home, grow crops, go spear fishing, cook interesting meals, befriend your fellow colonists, and maybe even fall in love...


Andy and Beth have always been fans of games like Harvest Moon, Rune Factory, and Animal Crossing. Noticing that there wasn't an abundance of these types of games available, they wanted to create something to fill that gap. Although both have been active in the Twin Cities game development community for years, Verdant Skies was their first opportunity to collaborate on a substantial project. Development began in May 2014 but stalled after several design iterations and engine changes. That all changed in March of 2015. After attending the Game Developers Conference together, Andy and Beth returned home with renewed inspiration to complete Verdant Skies.


  • Beautifully painted worlds, crafted by hand.
  • True-to-life storytelling and dialog with complex and real characters.
  • An accessible and open dating system.
  • Character customization, plant hybridization, and lots of upgrades to unlock.


Announcement Video YouTube




Development Blog
Regular updates on the development of the game verdantskies.com.

Game Page
Main game page: verdantskies.com.

About Howling Moon Software

Howling Moon Software specializes in game and engine development for multiple platforms. They have participated in the development of over a dozen video games made for platforms ranging from the original iPhone to the latest iPads, Android tablets, custom x86 tablets, Mac, Windows, and the Unity3D webplayer. Founded in 2009 by Scott Lembcke and Andy Korth, Howling Moon Software may be best known for their Chipmunk2D physics engine. They also have been major contributors to the Cocos2D game engine. Recently they released the Super Fast Soft Shadows plug-in on the Unity Asset Store. Their clients include Disney, Warner Bros, Silicon Valley tech startups, local Minnesota companies, and independent developers all over the world. However, their true passion is for creating their homegrown game titles, like Verdant Skies.

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