Posts Tagged ‘Under The Garden’

Start A New Life: Under The Ocean

By Jim Rossignol on March 8th, 2012.

Already excited.
Hopefully you remember the awesome little lo-fi survival platformer, Under The Garden. We wrote about it here, and both myself and Quinns had a fun time playing it. So anyway, it seems that beautiful gem of a game is getting a rather more high-fidelity remake, this time called Under The Ocean. Developer Paul “The Farmer Gnome” Greasley has dropped us a line to show off his early work on the game in a video, which you can see below. They’re only a few weeks into the project and I am ready hugely excited about what they can accomplish with it. If they can capture the gentle, clever exploration feel of Under The Garden in the same way here, they’ll definitely be on to something. Go take a look.
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Jim Sim: Under The Garden

By Quintin Smith on August 5th, 2010.

Make yourself at home! I think I have an onion in here somewhere.

Between draining shifts at RPS headquarters, Jim likes to retreat to his house in “the country’s side”. Being a city boy, I’m not sure what a country’s side is, but I’d imagine living there would be just like indie freeware game Under the Garden (courtesy of the Indie Games blog). In fact, I’d go as far as to say that playing Under The Garden is the closest the modern man can get to being inside Jim Rossignol. Under the Garden is a game of surviving in a bleak wilderness. You keep your fire lit, your belly full, and gradually travel further and further on hikes to recover bits of house to shelter under. Platformers don’t come much more atmospheric than this. Talkage and footage after the jump.
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