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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Veröffentlichung: 6. Mai 2013
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“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

Über dieses Spiel

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

Systemvoraussetzungen

    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
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1 von 2 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Oktober 2014
Absolut nicht empfehlenswert.

Langweilig und schlecht programmiert (ruckelt trotz minimalem Umfang auch auf guten Maschinen.)
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36 von 40 Personen (90%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
2.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. Dezember 2014
As a botanist and a gamer, Reach for the Sun makes me feel both sad and embarassed. It is not a fun game, it is not a good learning tool, and the lessons that it does teach are often inaccurate. Yet, somehow, the game has won several awards, and this really does make me sad. To give this game an award is to suggest that this is the best we can do. That suggestion is disrespectful to the potential fun within the subject matter, and disrespectful to gamers' proven ability to create great games.

In brief, the gameplay is all about clicking. Even in strategy mode, it's all about the clicking. However, that's just a minor flaw, a flaw that pales in comparision to the big-picture gameplay flaws and botanical lies that are told by this game.

Firstly, as a player, you don't have much agency. You can't grow your plant whatever way you like. Instead, each plant has a preset fully-grown shape, a shape that was fixed by the developers at compile time. When you add new parts to a plant, you're really just unlocking bits of that preset shape. Thus, success requires learning the shape of the fully-grown plant, and then discovering the series of choices that allows you to most quickly unlock all the parts.

As a botanist, I teach that plants cannot choose their environment, as each seed must grow where it falls. However, plants can *adapt* to their environment by choosing how they grow. A bush on a rocky cliff may grow short and squat so as to protect itself from \damage by cold and wind, while a bush in a shady glade may grow tall and slim so as to try and stretch above the other plants, and grab a share of sunlight. Thus, the idea that each species of plant has a fixed shape (an idea implicitly taught by this game) is false and misleading.

The biggest flaw in the game is the lack of differentiation among plants. While there are several different types of plants in the game, from a gameplay standpoint, they're pretty much the same. From a gameplay perspective, this makes things kinda boring. From a botanical perspective, this is just plain untrue. The joy and beauty in life and biology come from from the huge variety of natural forms and behaviors. To teach otherwise, as this game does, is a terrible lie.

If you're looking for a bit of variety in your procrastination, something to give you a break from Peggle or Candy Crush, then you may find a bit of enjoyment in this game. If you're looking for something with replay value or educational value, you should look elsewhere.
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12 von 15 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. Oktober 2014
I enjoy plant games but there isn't a lot of replayability with this one. The game is short, there's a LOT of clicking involved, there's no storyline or anything. Even the achievements only took a couple hours to get.

I wouldn't buy it unless you have some sort of need to have every plant game available on Steam.
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5 von 7 Personen (71%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. Dezember 2014
Enjoyable little time killer and easy 100%. Very relaxing, especially in strategy mode. I think I got it for US$2 and played almost 3 hours, so beats my $1/h threshold.

Did I learn anything about biology? It's a game, not a science book, but you do get the things needed for plat growth at a very basic level so play it with a younger grade schooler perhaps, or just have fun with it as a game. 6/10
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4 von 6 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. Oktober 2014
a Nice and fun little game.
took less than 2 hours to completed the game with all achiments done.,
tho worth the money spent as I had alot of fun playing this.
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1 von 2 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. November 2014
love it only wish there was multiplayer and more plants from all over the world plus anuals prenials or however you spell it lol but srsly this is a fun game only lacking in content and maybe a very educational story plus more settings need to be added because this game is very buggy with steam notifications. but overall enjoyed it.
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1 von 2 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. Januar
A simple yet delightful little game. It's pretty a basic and minimalistic style racer that surprisingly delivers instant fun. Race the sun is a very satisfying game.

Game: 7.0/10
Graphic: 7.5/10

100% Achievement : Easy | Medium | Hard | Very Hard
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7 von 7 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. Februar 2014
Ich war ehrlich überrascht von dem Spiel, ich habe es mir lediglich aus interesse gekauft und wurde angenehm überrascht.
Man startet in einem sehr guten Tutorial welches schön gevoiced ist, eine weiche schmeichelnde frauenstimme führt einen in die Welt der Flora ein und wie photosynthese und das wachstum einer Pflanze funktioniert.
Man findet sehr schnell in das Spiel rein und es macht wirklich viel spaß, außerdem ist es mit den anderen Pflanzen schon fordernd und man erwischt sich bei einem lächeln wenn man es geschafft hat alle Blüten vor anfang des Winters zu "ernten".
Mein Fazit dazu:
Ein geniales Spiel für zwischendurch (auch in der Pause auf Arbeit ;))...definitive kaufempfehlung!

+ schöner soundtrack
+ schicke Grafik
+ steigender schwierigkeitsgrad
+ verschiedene Pflanzen und Modi

- mehr upgrades für den Garten wären schön gewesen
- hätte mir ein "endlos" Modus gewünscht
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. Juni 2014
Wenn man "Reach for the Sun" spielen möchtem sollte man sich darauf einstellen, dass man sehr viel mit der Maus herumklicken muss. Das Ziel im Spiel ist Pflanzen wie z.B. die Sonnenblume zum wachsen und anschließend die Blüte zur Frucht zu bringen. Dabei lernt man auch gewisse Pflanzen ein weniger näher kennen. Man wird nicht direkt ins kalte Wasser geworfen und bekommt im Tutorial, für manch einen auch nützlich, nochmal die Photosynthese usw erklärt. Es macht sehr viel Spaß die zwei verschiedenen Spielmodis zu spielen: einmal der Klassische - wobei jede Sekunde entscheidet oder den Strategischen - der auf Runden basiert.
Ich fand das Spiel wundervoll, weswegen ich es empfehlen kann.
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1 von 3 Personen (33%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. September 2014
Absolute Geldveschwendung!
Ich habe mir dieses Interessant aussehende Spiel für 5 Euro gekauft und das erste was mir nach der Installation negativ auffiel war das Fenster selbst. Man konnte (zu diesem zeitpunkt) nur in einem 4:3 Fenster (kein Vollbild) spielen was mich darmals wie heute sehr stöhrte. Das Gameplay selbst ist sehr nett und mit mehr abweckslung wäre es auch ein Tolles spiel aber damit habe ich auch direkt den entscheidenten Punkt genannt: Es ist IMMER DAS SELBE! nach der ersten runde war es noch nett ich spielte es nocheinmal doch nach dem 2. mal war es mir zu blöd noch eine Runde zu spielen.
Klar keine Kaufempfehlung!
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0 von 1 Personen (0%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. September 2014
Originell aber es ist schnell durch gespielt. Ich hätte mir mehr Pflanzen gewünscht.
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2 von 6 Personen (33%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. November 2013
Etwas zu teuer fuer wenig Gameplay und nur rumgeklicke aber endlich mal etwas neues im Himmel der immer gleichen "Spielideen".
Man haette hier wirklich noch ein wenig mehr draus machen koennen aber anscheinend hatte man erst eine große Idee und wusste dann nicht mehr wie man sie wirklich gut umsetzen sollte. Fuer das was es jetzt ist, ist es okay.

Schaut mal rein wenn ihr es fuer ~3€ bekommt.
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54 von 62 Personen (87%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. November 2013
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.
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33 von 36 Personen (92%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. November 2013
The recent update including the strategy mode cuts down on the "clickiness" by a lot; which leaves this game as a 4/5 for somehow being fun and educational. The update also had the unseen benefeit of cutting down a graphical issues, since it can go as a turn-based, not real-time.
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Ein Entwickler hat am 19. Dez. 2013 um 10:46 Uhr geantwortet
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24 von 28 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. Januar 2014
A small educational game about plants that sadly lacks depth and becomes a manic click-fest just to gather your resources in time. Not quite sure how I would improve the game but its gameplay could need a fair bit of tweaking. The dev do seem fairly active so the game can still be very much improved.

Very simplistic achievements that mostly are tied to upgrades and growing each plant in an optimal way.

Time to 100%: 2-3 hours
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55 von 84 Personen (65%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. November 2013
Interesting game. The concept is what got me interested but at the end of the day, it felt like a click fest with no discernable goal or end game to achieve.

Why am I trying to grow individual flowers? Is it for the seeds? So that next season I can plant one more flower?

If they added some scale to this game, like, every year you have a few more flowers to take care of simultaneously, and then eventually you're tending a garden or something, it might have held my interest.

Beyond that, all I did was click click click click click click click click click to get a flower grown and harvest my seeds. Kind of one dimensional I guess...

Cool concept, needs more end game. Thanks for teaching me about plants.
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Ein Entwickler hat am 19. Dez. 2013 um 10:54 Uhr geantwortet
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29 von 48 Personen (60%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. November 2013
On surface level the concept seems very interesting. For once, instead of killing monsters and shooting people, you get to grow a flower and spread new life! With multiple different flowers and an upgrade system you're bound to have many hours of fun here, right?

Well, sadly no. There doesn't seem to be any way to really strategize the growing of your flowers, since there's actually only one right way to grow all the flowers, which there are four visually different ones, but which play identically. Reach for the Sun really feels like a simple flash game made as a proof-of-concept or something similar. Play time is somewhere under an hour after which you have gained everything and done everything.

A shame really. With extended gameplay and more interesting mechanics the game could potentially be a unique little flower, but currently it is just over-priced run-of-the-mill flash game you could find on any website.
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7 von 8 Personen (88%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. März 2014
A clickfest that has you reveling in satisfaction. The game consist of clicking different sections of your plant to collect resources, using your spare time to grow and increase the rate at which you can collect resources. Budding flowers or fruit and ultimately collecting seeds before winter stops you. The life of a plant is an intense one and I have a new understanding for green life. The gamplay lasts about 3 hours before you complete the main. Replay value imo is low. Don't let that discourage you from the beautiful game that is Reach for the Sun. 8/10
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7 von 9 Personen (78%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31. März 2014
This is more like an 'educational' game but it is nice.It provides you various plants to grow with their different stages and things to make the game enjoyable,which it does.Actually,I would've been more happy if they didn't provided the knowledge,which OF COURSE everybody knows(like photosynthesis,chlorophyll),but still I skip those things and play it. SO,my experience with this game is good and yes I would recommend it.
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4 von 4 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. November 2013
My four year old daughter loves this one, not 100% sure what the target demographic is but as far as four year old girls are concerned, nailed it!
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