The PlayStation Network is home to quite a few unique downloadable titles, and it seems we'll see several more in 2011.
One of them is the intriguing project by Vitamin G Studios, Undergarden . The new game was unveiled over at the PlayStation Blog and as they say, the game is about exploration. They call it "part game, part experience" and it definitely sounds cool; the various environments should be a huge bonus, and as a player, we'll sort of "float through these dark caverns, and fill them with color and music." You'll collect pollen so as to grow beautiful flowers and exotic plants, and some of those plants will bear fruit, which can then be used to help you progress through the levels. The whole thing sounds extremely artistic; it also supports drop-in/drop-out co-op play and overall, we're thinking this one has a ton of promise. Here's one snippet:
"Many games are really fast-paced and full of tension. The UnderGarden is pretty much the polar opposite of that. It is about creating rather than destroying: you can’t die, you can’t really fail, and you play at your own pace. In the right state of mind, it is a nice relaxing experience. You can pour yourself a beverage, shut off the lights, and just float around the world. If you are a fan of games like Flower, or flOw, then you’ll be right at home here. Even if you spend more time playing shooters, The UnderGarden is a great change of pace to help you unwind afterwards."
And did you notice the first line of the post? "Congratulations! You’ve hit rank 50 in another first-person shooter. Now it’s time for something completely different. Welcome to The UnderGarden." That. Right there. Give 'em your money for that quote.
Related Game(s): Undergarden