Like Watching Plants Grow: A Video Game About Gardening

Some things are just so boring that you’d rather watch paint dry, or plants grow… in real time. Plants growing in a time-lapse are pretty cool to watch, but nothing could ever make me play a video game in which you only tend to your garden.

Wait... what?

Wait… what?

Right, so most games have something that keeps you on the edge of your seat, or at least really invested in it. This game called Viridi is, seriously, all about growing plants. After watching this video I think I have to go back on what I said not three sentences ago because this was really… REALLY calming.

You pick from a few starting plants and, well, start planting, watering, and all the things you do with a plant. It’s meant to be a relaxing, meditative experience and the best part about it is that it’s free! All you have to do is download Steam and you can install it on your computer. If you don’t want to play then leave that bad boy up in the background and be soothed by the calming music. Or just find the soundtrack on YouTube and play it. This ain’t for ye of little patience, so keep that in mind if you’re thinking about checking this one out.

[Mental Floss]

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