Congratulations Blueberry Garden! Winner of the Seumas McNally Grand Prize for 'Best Independent Game' at the 2009 Independent Games Festival. Also a winner for 'Best Innovation' at the 2008 Swedish Game Awards. Blueberry Garden is a short and experimental game about exploring a strange world.
User reviews: Very Positive (71 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 2009
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Congratulations Blueberry Garden! Winner of the Seumas McNally Grand Prize for 'Best Independent Game' at the 2009 Independent Games Festival. Also a winner for 'Best Innovation' at the 2008 Swedish Game Awards.
Blueberry Garden is a short and experimental game about exploring a strange world. It is set in an ever-changing ecosystem and your goal is to find out what's going on among the softly swaying trees and mysterious creatures living there.
The game is a relaxing, yet intense experience for people who like soaring through the sky.
Key features:
  • Interactive fairytale — no film sequences or dialogues
  • Food — Try out the effects of various fruits and use their effects to navigate the landscape more easily
  • Story — Experience two different endings depending on your choices and your skill
  • Living world — Plants, fruits and animals living in symbiosis
  • Music — Fantastic piano tunes by Daduk

System Requirements

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    • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 40 MB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce™ or better, DirectX® 9.0c compatible video card, Shader Model 3.0 required. Video card must have 256 MB
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Requirements: NET 2.0 Framework, XNA 3.0 support
    • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Operating system: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, 32/64-bit
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 150 MB
    • Video Card: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Sound Card: 16-bit sound card
    • OS requirements: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 150 MB
    • Video Card: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Sound Card: 16-bit sound card
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Awesome game to play with 'non-gamers'. Very exploratory, very novel, very much the kind of experience that you can only get from a game.
Posted: September 23
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Blueberry garden tease's the player's curiosity and is actually quite difficult. I'm entirely sure if you can win. I had a lot of fun trying. The game is just hard enough to you keep your interest, while not being very frustrating. Every time I play, I come a little closer to winning, but have never won. Can it be done?
Posted: October 14
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
This was a cute game. It was fun to run around and explore while slowly stacking things up to hey higher and higher. I did fail to find everything once but I went back and explored more and it was just cute and fun. The secret site that they give at the end was a cool reward. Welcome to the club. :)

Overall, i'd give it a 7/10. It's quite nice to mess around with. Give it a try.
Posted: September 27
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2.1 hrs on record
This game has some intreasting mechanics that are fun to play around with.
I got two hours of game play. I like to shoot for 1 dollar an hour. So in that respect the game is expensive.
Posted: October 19
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0.3 hrs on record
I'm not exactly sure where the love for this game and its innovation came from. It's pretty godawful and I wouldn't really suggest it for anyone looking for a... game.
Posted: October 7
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Very interesting game with a great sense of discovery!
The music really makes the flying around a great experience.
I’m really glad, that I gave it a try and enjoyed the short time I had with it :)
Posted: August 22
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
This thing won an award once, Now nobody even knows what it is.
Posted: September 20
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0 of 22 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
yaaaay i wrote a review C:
Posted: June 15
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
I really didn't know what to make of this game. It played like a mushroom trip, and made about as much sense as one. I feel that style conquered coherence in this game, and am confused by it's win of Best Indie Game.

I wont go into much detail, but let it be said that there is no proper story. The game relies on "random" quirkiness to evoke some kind of humour, I guess. Like, spawning a block of cheese in a forrest and calling it "ironic".

I'm not saying it's a bad game, I'm saying I didn't get it. This game wasn't right for me, but that doesn't mean it isn't right for you.

-Nilesy
Posted: August 4, 2012
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
An interesting game. Each playthrough is different. It frustrated the hell out of me at times, yet I still enjoyed playing it. The soundtrack is lovely.
Posted: October 11, 2013
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
One of the early products of the "indie boom", a nice atmospheric adventure-platformer-thingy that deserves a play at least for the enchanting sound and aesthetics.

Not a masterpiece by any means, but a quite enjoyable audio-visual experience.

7/10
Posted: December 29, 2013
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Blueberry Garden is a very mediocre, simple and strange indie game that will last you less than an hour. The single piece of music the game repeats during that time goes from pleasant to annoying very quickly.

As the name suggests, you begin in a garden and your goal is to find large objects in the open environment, stand near them so they are teleported back to the starting area, then repeat this process until you have stacked a tower tall enough that you can reach the moon.

You can jump, soar and eat various fruits that cause you to fly higher, breathe underwater, shift the earth etc. You will need these to reach restricted areas. Finishing the game will allow you to see some concept art and the developer's bedroom and various other personal photos. Very awkward.
Posted: July 23, 2012
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
2,411.3 hrs on record
Blueberry Garden is probably one of the cheapest indie game ever made. Yes it got a few indie awards here and there, but don't let that fool you. This game is primarily an artsy fartsy game with very limited game play value. Trust me there is no reason for you to play this game again once you have beaten it. There are no achievements to gain, and the outcome of the game doesn’t change. Blueberry Garden is first and foremost an art. If you can’t respect/appreciate art, don’t expect much out of this game.
Posted: May 10, 2011
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
A fun little "indie art game" that glitches out a bit, I recall. Unlike many other artsy games, this one isn't afraid to kill you if you fail to achieve the victory condition in a timely manner.
Posted: February 13
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
I watched my girlfriend play this game. She was a bird, and she went through a door and appeared on top of a giant pencil sharpener.

I have literally no idea what was happening...

****/5
Posted: March 6, 2012
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Mr. Pelican must balance his diet, his stack of precariously balanced objects, and a slow yet impending flood. Explore the garden, climb higher, and find a ton of secret areas and random objects while listening to a soundtrack that could calm a baby. Blueberry Garden has a ton of zazz, and the only downside is that it takes a few hours to fully explore the garden.
Posted: April 4
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Still one of the best indie games on Steam. Clever, weird, confounding, and in its way terrifying. I have never managed to finish it. I don't even know how to finish it. Did I mention this game is fun? Oh, it's fun alright.
Posted: October 28, 2013
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Waste time with this game. Seriously. Do it. It's fun and absurd. There is no point to it, just explore and marvel.
Posted: January 15, 2013
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
This game may have won some awards, but I honestly can't say why. There is very little to do, very little to explore, and the ending wasn't even worth finishing the game for.

4/10
Posted: September 26, 2012
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Blueberry Garden is more like an experiment in game mechanics than an actual game. It's seriously weird, and part of the challenge is figuring out exactly what the goal of the game is.

Blueberry Garden makes for a fun distration for a couple of hours, but it's not a traditional game, and I think many people will not have the patience for its charms. Definitely try the demo before purchasing.
Posted: January 29, 2011
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