Experience the freedom of unbounded climbing as you take control of BUD, a procedurally animated robot on a quest to save his planet. Create your own path through an alien world as you control and ride a giant plant on a vertical journey to the stars.
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Very Positive (31 reviews) - 96% of the 31 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Feb 4, 2015

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“I'm now drowning in whimsy. It took only minutes for Grow Home to win me over.”
Kotaku

“Grow Home's charming personality, feel-good physics, and satisfying controls make for a beautiful climbing adventure.”
8.8 – IGN

“....It oozes charm and personality.”
8.5 – Destructoid

About This Game

Description

In Grow Home you play as BUD (Botanical Utility Droid), a robot on a mission to save his home planet by harvesting the seeds of a giant alien plant. On his quest BUD will discover a beautiful world of floating islands that are home to some rather strange plants and animals.
Grow the giant plant and use your unique climbing abilities to reach ever higher ground, but be careful…one wrong move and it’s a long way down!

Key Features

Climbing: Procedural animation allows you to move BUD's hands independently, creating a unique and unrestricted climbing experience.

Growing: Guide and ride the giant alien plant as you create your own pathways in the sky. Everything you grow can be climbed on. Use it as a bridge, a safety net, or simply as a tool for artistic expression.

Exploration: Explore every nook and cranny of the alien world as you hunt and collect crystals that can enhance BUD's abilities. It’s a physical playground and many of the alien plants have unusual properties that can help you on your quest.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8/8.1 (both 32 and 64bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo E7300 @ 2.5 GHz or AMD Athlon II X2 240 @ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD5670 (1024MB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    • Additional Notes: Best played with a gamepad
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8/8.1 (both 32 and 64bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 550 @ 3.0 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX560Ti or AMD Radeon HD6870 (1024MB VRAM)
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    • Additional Notes: Best played with a gamepad
    Minimum:
    • OS: SteamOS / Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo E7300 @ 2.5 GHz or AMD Athlon II X2 240 @ 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD5670 (1024MB VRAM)
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Best played with a gamepad
    Recommended:
    • OS: SteamOS / Ubuntu 14.04 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 550 @ 3.0 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 3.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX560Ti or AMD Radeon HD6870 (1024MB VRAM)
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Best played with a gamepad
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
It's delightful to look at and even more delightful to explore. If Ubisoft wants to restore some goodwill with core audiences again, releasing lovely little titles like this is a step in the right direction.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Fun, short game.

See, this is what happens when you don't recycle your IPs, Ubisoft.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Short but incredibly fun and relaxing game for when you just want to chill out, its a nice experience and a joy to complete as others have said you should really play grow home before grow up so you don't spoil this game for yourself because it really is a great time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Just about my favourite small-time game so far,

this game has wonderfully fun physics based movement and animation, along with an amazingly adorable world crafted in a gorgeous polygonal style. Although being very short, the game is quite replayable and is definitely worth $10.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Grow Home: Simplicity, heart, and personality

TL;DR: If you've ever wanted to recapture the feeling of innocence and discovery, you need to play this game (liking robots helps, too).

I played this game, almost in its entirety, yesterday, on a lazy Sunday morning. I had felt a tiny bit hungover from going out the night before, so I wanted to pass some time with a game. I didn't feel like I had the mental capacity to play a fast-paced FPS or an intense puzzle game. I wanted something chill. Something relaxing. Something similar to Terraria, but with 1,000,000 less objectives. Then I remembered "Wait, didn't I just buy Grow Home?"

Indeed I had. I saw that the sequel "Grow Up" was on sale on the Steam Store. A lot of the reviewers said "Play 'Grow Home' first! It's a wonderful game!" For such a loyal following of gamers, I thought it was a must-buy for my games library.

Grow Home's theme is very simple: Walk, climb, grow, and fly. You play as B.O.B., a friendly child-like robot who is innocent and playful. B.O.B.'s goal is simple: Retrieve resources and information for his M.O.M. (a "mother" ship, quite literally).

Pros
  • Relaxing music
  • Simple controls
  • Elicits emotions of serenity
  • You're a cute robot

Cons
  • Controls can sometimes not be consistent
  • Camera sometimes fights with you
  • One of the very last bonus objectives is very difficult to find

Rating
sound = true
music = 9
controls = ( "spaghetti", "stiff", "simple" )
robot_humor = 9.5

Seriously, though. Pick this game up. I love it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Its well worth the price for such a unique exeprience. This game has a beautiful atmosphere and is a blast to play. Would highly recomend
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
This a cool game about a robot climbing a giant plant and just exploring some alien environment. The concept is original, there is no combat in this game and although the controlls are a bit clunky at times it doesn't really hinder your gameplay experience.

Pros:
- graphics
- chilling music
- climbing everywhere - that's really fine, even better if you ever climbed a thing in your life
- it's short thus doesn't get boring
- growing giant plant branches is so much fun
- exploration of an alien environment

Cons:
- after about 2 hours when you beat the game there is really nothing more to do here. Sure, you can collect space seeds and mess around a bit more but that's just pointless
- can't access this soundtrack dlc as a mp3 files or whatnot
- maybe it's too short, another hour worth of gameplay would fit just fine
- small stability problems as game minimized to desktop several times - although those were not fatal game crashes

In my opinion this game resembles Proteus game. It's a beautiful artistic experience (more interactive than Proteus) with some gameplay that you can play once or twice a year just to see its beauty.

This game is worth plaing thus you can buy it during some sale if you like plain exploration and environment which allows climbing almost everywhere.

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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
It's just so pleasant. Highly recommend.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
GROW HOME REVIEW

Pros:
Adorable
Good Graphics
Nice fps
loads to unlock

Cons:
Short
Short
Short

Summary
GET THE GOD DAMN GAME ALREADY

I completed ths 100%.
Get it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
I adore this game.

It is simple, adorable, and beautiful. Just get it, if you don't like what you see in the first two hours, then refund it, cause it doesn't change much after that point.

Also, the sequel is even better.
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Super Relaxing Game 10/10
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Miley Cyrus
11.4 hrs
Posted: September 23
This game was such a pleasure to play. Even though it was short it was worth every single penny. Grow Home has to be one of my all time best gaming experiences.
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id
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 22
This game will tend to make your butt pucker like you were attempting a KZ map (counter-strike climb map) for the first time. Not as relaxing or peaceful as it might lead you to believe, at least not at first, but once you let go it can be a hell of a lot of fun. It was easier having had kz experience. Let go and have fun
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Posted: September 21
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Posted: September 20
great! quite different approach for gaming, sth totally different, the main task lasts about 4 hours
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Posted: September 18
Highly original game and terrifically good fun. I probably picked it up in a bundle somewhere, but it's well worth the current £5.99 price.
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TheGuru
8.1 hrs
Posted: September 17
Boring and the ending doesnt deliver
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