This week Sony will release a new Playstation game called “Flower,” which "explores the path of an urban flower that seeks to escape to the countryside." Sony calls the game an "interactive poem, which uses abstract landscapes, and the flower is the gamer’s dream." According to Wired, “Flower lets the player explore the dreams of city blooms trapped in urban decay, longing to caress the soft grasses of the countryside.”
Sony designed the game to be “attractive and meaningful” for adults, and wanted to make it simple and accessible. Players can control the path of the flower, and its pollination of the landscapes. "The game explores the relationship between cities and nature, the complexities of ecology."
Well, that's what the tech world has to say about this game that's supposedly about flowers. From what I can see of it on this introductory video, I have to ask: Where the hell are the flowers, the pollination, or the ecology, for that matter? Looks like a very bizarre notion of those concepts. But if anyone has a chance to play this thing, DO let us know what you think of it.Posted by Susan Harris on February 8, 2009 at 5:03 pm, in the category I Don't Have a Garden, but I Watch One on TV.