Devolver Digital and Vile Monarch announced the release date for their "cannabis tycoon" game today that is appropriately called Weedcraft Inc. The release date is none other than April... 11th. Alright, I get it. I suppose they wanted the game out ahead of the 20th so that people can get their videos in order ahead of time. It just makes sense!

As the game's title implies, Weedcraft Inc is about the in's and out's of running a business that specializes in the production and sale of cannabis. It's priced at $19.99, is coming exclusively to Steam, and actually offers up a variety of stories to work through. There's probably a lot more depth here than you're expecting, so be sure to read on to see what the game is all about.

Each of the game’s scenarios follows a business venture grappling with a different realm of legalization, from basement-run startups ducking the fuzz to full-blown megacorporations vying for influence over politicians standing in the way of their profits.

Weedcraft Inc’s scenarios test both the green thumb and business sense of cannabis entrepreneurs as they decide which strains of weed to cultivate, how tweak their growing environment and soil nutrients for optimal strain quality, and when to cater to the expansive needs of the booming market’s many demographics. Business owners are free to test the law’s rigidity as they grow, playing either or both sides of the legality fence, and also strategically choosing whether to play as a scrupulous or shady business person.

Weedcraft Inc’s scenarios are largely informed by Lead Writer Scott Alexander (Shadow Warrior 2, Superhot, Serious Sam 3: BFE), who has extensively researched the fascinatingly fluid landscape of U.S. legalization and prohibition politics and culture. Scott’s stories fold examples of the often ludicrous loopholes unique to specific regions, as well as the grim realities of prejudice, into the game’s narrative to help players better understand the true-to-life ramifications the legalization debate places onto people’s lives.
I never expected a game about a weed growing business to be so deep. A trailer for the game can be found below alongside some dank (sorry not sorry) artwork and screenshots.


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