Version 1.2 Out Now! Strategy mode is now available on the plant selection screen This mode uses a set number of turns with no time limit. Plants will automatically collect resources between turns. Keep your plant balanced and try to maximize your resources on every turn to fruit each flower before winter comes!
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Releasedatum: 6 mei 2013
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4 augustus

Crazy Plant Shop now available on Steam!

We've heard a number of people asking for another one of our games to come to Steam, and we're happy to announce that Crazy Plant Shop is now available!

In Crazy Plant Shop, players learn about genes and inheritance by breeding zany plants! Special requests from mysterious customers require players to understand dominant and recessive traits and how genetic traits get passed through generations. Use profits to acquire new breeds, purchase shop upgrades, and acquire new customers!

Go check it out! Thanks for all the support you've given us :)

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Recensies

“Concealed beneath a smooth interface, a beautiful art style, and a really fun set of core-mechanics, Reach for the Sun, while certainly a successful game for the classroom, excels even beyond through the total consideration given to its design.”
Games for Change

“GameDesk saw great value in Reach for the Sun. Its ability to demonstrate systems of plant growth and the relationship between the root structures, leaf structures, flowering structures, and pollination is remarkable.”
Lucien Vattel (Game Desk, Executive Director)

“[In an interview with VentureBeat, Mark DeLoura (White House Senior Advisor for Digital Media) picked Reach for the Sun as one of his Top 3 educational games.]”
VentureBeat

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Version 1.2 Out Now!



  • Strategy mode is now available on the plant selection screen
    This mode uses a set number of turns with no time limit. Plants will automatically collect resources between turns. Keep your plant balanced and try to maximize your resources on every turn to fruit each flower before winter comes!

  • Players can now grow the prickly pear cactus
    Cacti like the prickly pear have no leaves. Photosynthesis takes place in enlarged stems, requiring a slightly different approach to growing.

  • Bees!
    We’ve added bees to replace the current pollen system. Creating nectar will now spawn a bee. Players must click and drag the bee onto a female flower to pollinate.

Description

Behind all those leaves, roots, and petals is an intelligent bio-machine of starch, nutrients, and water. Take over a flower's seedling to help it grow and reproduce before winter approaches. Carefully gather and manage three key resources needed to create flowers and fruits. You'll never look at these organisms the same way again!

Key Features

  • Learn about plant anatomy and function by controlling a plant’s lifecycle for a year
  • Make strategic choices from limited resources and evaluate how it affects your plant
  • Maintain your plant’s health against external influences such as winter weather
  • Create up to four different types of plants, each with unique attributes and challenges
  • Earn upgrades to enhance your garden, such as preying mantids to control pests

Systeemeisen

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: Modern Intel Core series or AMD Athlon processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: Modern Intel Core series or AMD Athlon processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
Nuttige klantrecensies
5 van de 5 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.2 uur in totaal
I'm really glad they included Strategy Mode in a recent update, because while I'm not that fond of RTS clickfests, I had a good time with the turn-based mode. Not that long game, got all the achievments in less than 2 hours.
Geplaatst: 20 juni
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.3 uur in totaal
Well Im torn on whether to recommend this game or not. It only takes 2 hours or so to complete the main game and unlock all the acheviements. So I would not recommend spending much on the game.

It is however, fairly interesting to play. There are two modes. "Cliassic" mode which I didnt like as its a simple clickfest as you franticly click to gather resources to continue building your plant. Then there is a "strategy" mode, which is esentially a turn based game. I enjoyed this mode much more. In this mode you plan each turn and spend your available resources all while trying to grow your plant enough to produce seeds to gain points to spend on new plants and upgrades.

Overall I do recommend this game, just know it will only take a couple hours to complete and try to grab it at a discount like I did.
Geplaatst: 4 juli
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.8 uur in totaal
"Learning Games That Shine". That is what the developers say about themselves. And with this game they put forward an excellent example of how this would look. This small game is a little gem where every step seems to be well thought. Even the music is completely in sync with what you try to achieve.

The object is simple enough, grow a plant from seedling to full grown, flower-bearing beauty as soon as possible. This can be done through two modes, classic and strategy.

If classic mode you'll need to 'collect' nutrients and water through the plants roots and starch through its leaves. With these building stones you can grow more roots, leaves, stems and eventually the flowers. Watch out for bugs! They will kill your plant. After you've grown the flower it is time to attract the bees so they can pollinate your flowers and grow seeds.

The seeds are used to get more plants and upgrades.

In Strategy mode you have all the time in the world to finish the plant, but a limited source of nutrients.

The only downside to this game is it's length. You can 'finish' the game in about two hours and then there is not much to go back too. So in conclusion I wholeheartedly recommend this game especially if this game is on sale.
Geplaatst: 17 juli
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.6 uur in totaal
I am a gardener so of course I love this game. Nice and easy going with pretty graphics and you learn something! It has the rts element for regular game mode and then the added turn based strategy mode which is a nice change up. Not a super long game, but pretty and fun for the time being. Definitely recommended, and they lowered the price, heck wait for a sale and it will be even cheaper and then definitely try it.
Geplaatst: 11 juli
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.4 uur in totaal
Reach for the sun is a fairly short but fairly relaxing game. It is not the sort you play to get psyched, excited, to feel the rush of blood one would get from winning in PvP or getting a head shot; it is the sort of game you would enjoy at a zen garden, during a short break, or just before going to bed to wind down.

If I have to criticize, I would say that "Reach for the Sun" lacks development. The game have potentials but the developers failed to bring out it's shine; there are five different kinds of plant and that's all there is to it, and the gameplay is the same for all five of them. The game might benefit a bit more interesting and longlasting if there are a dozen or more plant, which is where the developers should spent their time on; but instread, the devlopers spend a sizeable chunck of their time on the in game Almanac and putting a voiceover like it's a audio book. Which is the one feature that I literally never use because the game already have a comprehensive tutorial.

However, for those who enjoys relaxing, light puzzle games, I'd still recommend giving this game a shot. This game could have gone further but for five dollar it's definitely money well spent.

Score: 7/10
Geplaatst: 11 augustus
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
53 van de 60 mensen (88%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.2 uur in totaal
A cute little simulation game. I wouldn't pay the full price ($10), but I believe I made an okay deal when I got it for $5 on sale. The game doesn't offer too much gameplay time (aka replay value is pretty low, at least until they release more type of plants and maybe more extra stuff, if they ever do), but again - for $5 it's pretty much a fair deal. It's definitely not worth any more than that, though.
Geplaatst: 8 november 2013
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee
 
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