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Calico: Magical Girls Running Cat Cafés~

Created by Kells

Calico is a calm and cozy cat cafe simulator where you pet cats, decorate your cafe, and hang out with witches and magical girls!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Spring Update and Announcements! 🌸
almost 2 years ago – Mon, Apr 05, 2021 at 11:50:25 PM

CW; pregnancy


Hello friends! We hope everyone is doing okay in the new year! We have various news for you!


Patches and Content Updates

We are currently on patch 1.05! For more specific info on what that includes click here!

Our latest patch included some new facial customizations like glasses and beards, as well as Japanese language support and control remapping!

Our next update has an exciting new addition of the ability to place furniture in your yard plus a few new items that will look great there!

Maternity Leave

Many of you may not know, but I (Kells the co-creator and lead artist of Calico) have been pregnant for the last 9 months! 😮 I'm due in 2 weeks and am planning on stepping back to take a sort of "Maternity Leave" for a little while. Don't fret though, Andrew (Calico c-creator and lead programmer) and others are still working hard on creating some really exciting content updates during that time, as well as finishing porting to Playstation, and we have people working on getting the physical rewards done as well!

We're trying to have communications set up so that my absence wont cause too many issues, but we're thankful for your patience. The best place to reach out if you need something will be Hello@whitethorndigital.com for press or general inquiries and our Discord for gameplay related questions such as reporting bugs or feedback. Thank you for your understanding!


More links here!


- Kells and Andrew of Peachy Keen Games

January Update! Codes, Patches and Future Plans ❄
about 2 years ago – Sun, Jan 24, 2021 at 03:30:09 PM

Hello friends! 


Thank you all so much for being patient with us through launch. We knew when we picked a December launch that there would be some difficulties, but we never imagined how much the holidays and the pandemic slow down would impact certain aspects of launching out of our control. You have all been so incredibly supportive and understanding, and we're beyond happy to see how much people have been enjoying the game. 💖


Codes

Non North America Kickstarter keys have just been sent out. Meaning every key except for PS4 keys has been sent out to backers. If you are still missing one, please message us, as we may have an old email on file for you.

(For all Kickstarter issues, Kickstarter is the best place to message us. Look for where on the page the name "Kells" is located, and click on it to private message us)


Patches

To check what patch your version is on and what that includes, visit here.

Now that we are past the holidays, our console patches are being reviewed and coming out faster. We've hopefully addressed most major bugs, and plan on consistently rolling out new patches frequently until all bug/usability issues are dealt with. After that, we plan on moving onto slightly less frequent, but consistent free content updates! Look forward to new items and features, as requested by your ongoing feedback. 🥰

We also have a patch coming up for switch that should show a huge performance improvement, so look out for that!


Future Plans

As noted above, our plans for the future are free content updates throughout the year including much more clothing, furniture sets, potions, toys and even some new gameplay features! For those asking, we do not plan on doing paid DLC until we feel the game is in its optimal and full state on its own, which will be quite a while from now.

We're also working on the physical Kickstarter rewards (Art Book and Zine) and those will be sent out as soon as they are ready!

As for non Kickstarter merch, we have heard your requests and are working on getting more beanies and other items made for our store!


We're very excited to keep watching you all play Calico, and excited for what's to come! Thank you again for your endless support. 💖💖💖


- Kells and Andrew of Peachy Keen Games

Post-Launch update, patches, and key updates!
about 2 years ago – Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 05:13:22 PM

Hello friends! It has now been almost one week since we launched! 💖


First off, I would like to thank you all for your incredible patience and support. Even though it is absolutely wonderful the huge amount of support and attention we've gotten since launch, that means our tiny 2 person team has had a LOT to handle. Since Andrew is handling the bug fix patches, that means that I'm (Kells) the only one fielding hundreds of messages across many different platforms, more emails and messages than I've ever gotten in my life! 😱 I'm working my hardest to plow through and respond to everyone I can as quickly as possible.


Backer Game Codes

Right now I am also working on trying to fix some issues with backer codes. Due to our inexperience, we were completely unaware that Switch codes are region locked. Unfortunately along with manually updating each non North America backer to their proper code, we also unfortunately need to wait on Nintendo to give us those new codes, which hopefully they will do very soon. If you have the wrong code, or have no code, please message me on Kickstarter and I'll work my hardest to resolve whatever the issue is fast as I can, I am currently working through the current messages in there as well. Huge apologies on this, I know many of you are very excited to play the game, and it must be so frustrating to have to wait!


Patches

The PC version of Calico has had a couple patches so far! 

First update message: https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1112890/view/5365441119699121965

Second update message: https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1112890/view/5365441119715738070


The first console patch has been submitted and we are currently waiting for them to get approval via the various platforms.

They will contain the same things as the PC patches, plus Switch will have the A and B buttons switched to what they are supposed to be for Switch controllers.


After we finish bug fixes, we will be moving onto regular free content updates as well! We will have an update soon that maps our our plans with that more specifically.


Links to all our stuff here


Thank you so much again, Kells and the Peachy Keen Team.

Surprise!!! Calico Launches Today! 🌺😱
about 2 years ago – Fri, Dec 18, 2020 at 06:26:22 PM

Hello friends! It is an incredibly exciting day today! This might seem kind of weird, but we are launching the game right now!


Kickstarter Download Keys 🌺

We will be rolling out download keys to Kickstarter backers as fast as we can via the email attached to your account. 

Unfortunately, we are a small team with limited resources, so some may come a bit quicker than others. Additionally, because of a nature of how some of the platforms work in regards to codes it could take a couple days after launch for codes to get approved and able to send out to you. Finally, PS4 backers have already been made aware that there has been a delay for the Playstation 4 port. If you selected a PS4 version and did not receive the email about that, please reach out. If any of this is a problem for you personally please reach out and we will do our best to better the situation for you.


Soundtrack Release 🎧🎶

The official Calico soundtrack is also launching today! You can purchase it via steam, or this website!


Design Tier Rewards 🎨

All of the content designs that backers sent us have been put in the game! Sometime in the next week or so we will be emailing out the locations of each of these pieces of content to their respective designers, so if you can't find your design, hopefully that should help! If there is an issue with your content, or something is incorrect, please email and we will resolve it for a future patch.


Physical Rewards 🎁

We will be working on getting the physical rewards shipped in the coming months, we will update when we know a more specific timeline!


Feedback

With the difficulty of 2020 and with releasing on so many platforms, we assume some problems may come up in the game! Please feel free to send us that feedback if you would like, and don't feel pressured to if you would not like to. We already have our own list of things that we plan to improve and fix as quick as we can via patches!


For every instance listed above where I have mentioned reaching out to us, the best way is via our email at info@calicogame.com :)


Sappy Words 💖

I can not thank you all enough for believing in us almost 3 years ago. We spent a lot of time trying to get people to understand that people wanted this type of game and finally, because of you all, we were able to do just that. Because of you we were able to work on a game we loved and share it with the world. This is our first launch, and the first launch of our tiny 2 person studio. We know it isn't going to be simple, and we'll probably stumble a lot in trying to get everything as right as we can, but we hope when all that is resolved and the dust has cleared, that people will enjoy playing our cute little cat game, a game we hope you see is absolutely filled to the brim with love!~


Check out our website for links!


- Kells and Andrew of Peachy Keen Games

Calico Delay Announcement
over 2 years ago – Fri, Oct 09, 2020 at 03:09:33 AM

Hey friends! We have an unfortunate but hopeful announcement to make today. 


We’re officially delaying the release of Calico. 


Some of you may be unsurprised to hear this given that we were meant to release in October, and we hadn’t made any announcements about a specific date recently. Others may be unsurprised because 2020 has truly left no one untouched with its global complications and difficulty. Sadly, every single last person working on our game, including Andrew and I (Kells) have been directly affected by this year’s events in significant ways, and some that are tragic.

The hopeful section of this announcement is that we don’t expect this delay to be long at all! We thankfully aren’t too behind schedule, but just enough to make an October release impossible without sacrificing both quality and health. We’re very close to the finish line with development and we still expect a (very late) 2020 release.


We’re so sorry to those of you who have been waiting patiently these past couple years for Calico to come out, you’ve all been incredibly supportive during this time, and we hope when Calico does come out, that it makes you as happy as it makes us. :)


Everyone please stay safe and keep on moving forward~

- Kells and the Calico team