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Flowerworks HD: Follie’s Adventure

Nocturnal Entertainment’s Michael Shamgar has shared a sales update for Flowerworks HD: Follie’s Adventure. Although no specific figures were revealed, Shamgar did offer the following information to Nintendo Life:

  • US sales started strongly, but tailed off rapidly after the initial launch sale ended. Price has now been dropped to $4 USD.
  • European sales have been a real surprise — released two and half months later in EU — outselling the US lifetime figures by 50% within 3 weeks.
  • Total sales are now close to 50% WiiWare (unit) lifetime sales, which has been available for around 5 years.

Nocturnal does have an idea in mind for its next games. The studio is currently working on a story-focused title, though “a smaller, simpler arcade game” may come first.

According to Shamgar:

We have a “story-driven” game in the concept stage, but that’s likely to be a big project that may need a lot of funding and development effort.

We may release a smaller, simpler arcade game based around user-generated content (level editor will come with the game). I’m very interested in the potential of using the GamePad for all forms of user content creation, extending to a complete game creation system.


Flowerworks HD: Follie’s Adventure could be hitting the European Wii U eShop early next month. A listing on the digital store indicates that the game will be available on July 3. Pricing is set at €5.00.


Flowerworks HD: Follie’s Adventure has received a patch in North America. Players will be able to use the Pro Controller or Wii Remote after applying the update, which also implements several fixes.

Developer Nocturnal shared the news on Twitter:

We also have a status update regarding Flowerworks HD’s European release:


Flowerworks HD: Follie’s Adventure will be released in North America next Thursday and Europe in May, Nocturnal Entertainment has confirmed.

You can find several details about the game below, including a special launch price.

  • The regular price for Flowerworks HD is $6.00 USD.
  • launch sale will see Flowerworks HD retail for $3.50 USD (40% discount). The sale will last for 4 weeks, after which the normal price will resume.
  • Flowerworks HD is a remastered version of the original Flowerworks release on WiiWare
  • Supports 2-player drop-in cooperative play
  • Supports full Off-TV play
  • Runs at a solid 1080p, 60fps
  • Supports touch pad play and traditional controls
  • Play using Wii U GamePadWii Remote or Wii U Pro Controller
  • High-fidelity graphics, stereo soundtrack and effects
  • 5 difficulty settings
  • Adventure mode has 15-20hrs of gameplay
  • Adventure, Quick-Play and Tutorial game modes
  • Proceeds will be used to “Kickstart” the next Wii U (exclusive) project from Nocturnal

A gameplay video for Flowerworks HD is posted above.

Nocturnal is working on its first Wii U title, Flowerworks HD: Follie’s Adventure. The indie developer could create more titles for the console, but the future is entirely dependent on how Flowerworks HD performs.

The studio’s Michael Shamgar explained to Nintendo Life that Nocturnal currently has its devkits on loan. As a result, “we need to purchase them if we are to continue with development,” he said. That means Flowerworks will probably need to reach a certain threshold before more Wii U titles are confirmed – which could include an almost-finished “epic RPG” and sequel to Timegap-X.

Shamgar also briefly touched on potential 3DS support. Unfortunately for fans of the handheld, Nocturnal doesn’t have any plans for the system at the moment.

Back in 2009, Nocturnal released Flowerworks for WiiWare. Now the studio is wrapping up a souped-up version, Flowerworks HD: Follie’s Adventure, for the Wii U eShop.

Nocturnal hasn’t shared many details about what’s new in this version, though “more information about the game and its features will be announced in the coming weeks.” The game has already been submitted to Nintendo and should be out soon.

You can find a few screenshots from Flowerworks HD: Follie’s Adventure above.