Check out this video for Cultivation, a video game by Jason Rohrer. Described on YouTube as a game that "explores the
social interactions within a gardening community. You lead one family
of gardeners, starting with a single individual, and wise choices can
keep your genetic line from extinction. While breeding plants, eating,
and mating, your actions impact your neighbors, and the social balance
sways between conflict and compromise."
Or there’s a game called Plant Tycoon that’s about cross-breeding plants to solve a genetic puzzle. They, too, have a YouTube video. The music drove me crazy, but here it is:
And it turns out that Microsoft has an Xbox game called Viva Pinata. Get a taste of it here:
Any gamers out there? What do you think? Garden video games? Waste of time or wholesome entertainment for the whole family and brilliant way to goof off at work?Posted by Amy Stewart on October 1, 2007 at 5:37 am, in the category Watch Someone Else Do It.