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.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (129 reviews) - 93% of the 129 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (3,166 reviews) - 91% of the 3,166 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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DaTacticalBanana
2.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
Though this is a pretty short game (It can take as little as about 2-3 hrs to beat). I have also never played a game that has been so satisfying and enjoyable to play. It's graphic style, controls, and freedom to grow your giant plant is truly therapudic. There is something amazing about this little game, and I couldn't recommend more.12/10
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Meeps
6.9 hrs
Posted: August 25
The only game where I 100% completed. 11/10 dentists recommend Grow Home.
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+~~{Yasin}~~+
9.1 hrs
Posted: August 24
This is a beautiful game about a robot trying to restore life and plants to a world, if you like platforming 3D games with exploration this is definetely worth the money and time to play this game, the game may not be too long but there is alot you can do so it is sure to last you a long enough time to have a great fulfilled experience playing this game. I found everything about this game amazing, especially the artstyle it looked amazing and the game itself seems unique for a platformer so i strongly recommend this game.
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Sebulba
8.9 hrs
Posted: August 24
Its a good game. nuff said.
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Karatedude
4.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
Grow Home is one of my favorite indie games ever. Usually Ubisoft comes with negative conotations, but this was a breath of fresh air. Like really, the moment you pop in and experience this little robo-dude stumbling around, you fall in love and just smile.

10/10.
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Grand Dad
5.2 hrs
Posted: August 23
One of the most theraputic platform-adventure-collectathon games I've ever played, short but sweet.
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DropKikUrDangerZone #RIP_USA
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 23
Grow Home is one of the best games to come out of Ubisoft in a LONG time. It may be short, but the 2-3 hour gametime is so enjoyable that it doesn't really matter. The graphical design of this game is nothing short of beautiful. 9/10
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Squirts for Harambe
7.4 hrs
Posted: August 22
Amazing instant-classic game with a lot of indie charm
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B4BFN00b
15.8 hrs
Posted: August 22
Fantastic Game. Had me shivering how high you go. Definately must buy the game!
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kingu4418
10.7 hrs
Posted: August 21
just look at my play-time
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
"The game has pretty good reviews, but the game looks so... underdeveloped." - Me, 5 seconds before I hit, "Add To Cart".

I'm not sure why I bought it, to be honest.

Grow Home isn't your average game... but then again, neither was Undertale.

When I dropped in as B.U.D. , I didn't know what to expect. Adventure game instincts kicked in and I I just ran around climbing on random objects, pulling these crystals out of the ground, collecting stuff. Completionist urges overwhelmed me easily. I had to go touch everything, no stone unturned. After a good half-hour or so, I took a breather, got a bottle of water and then I sat there. I looked around, and just took the whole game in.

Growing home is therapeutic. One ride after the other, zipping around in the air with flowers, jumping on newly sprouted leaves that send you soaring into the air... you are the cause of this beautiful world coming to life. The game no longer felt like a compulsion to collect everything.

I recommend this game to everyone, of all ages.
So do yourself a favor, and Grow Home.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
This game changed my life. It made me always smile no matter what scenario i was in. i just always feel positive now :D
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
A New and Original game From Ubisoft with an interesting design and slightly addicting gameplay?! HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE??

10/10 great non-Assassins Creed climbing game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Its a Fun Little Game With small ammounts of glitches but its a fun game to play through and as ive grown a little bored of this game as i do for all games it was fun to go on this ride with B.U.D and M.O.M (P.S.M.O.M is very encouraging and i thought highly of this Character)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
The best way to describe Grow Home would probably be a minimalist collectathon, akin to the games abundant during the fifth generation of consoles, with a big focus on maneuverability. BUD's clunky, yet flexible controls mix with the design of the world to create an engaging experience. Every move you make feels important, especially as you climb higher and higher, as one miscalculated jump or grab can pretty much cut your exploration short. You navigate islands, both bound to land and floating in the sky, finding food for a giant plant as it slowly spirals upwards towards your ship. Along the way, you search huge landmarks for crystal shards to gain new abilities, as well as scanning wildlife to gain better knowledge of the planet. If you enjoy calmly paced yet charming games full of discovery and precarious platforming, you'll probably love Grow Home.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Remember when you were a kid and everything around you was interesting? Your mothers purse had to be inspected. The rocking chair had to be climbed on (and fallen off of). The couch cushions became a fortress. The swingset was something you leaped toward, grabbing the chain and swinging over imaginary chasms below you.

That's sort of how this game feels. I turn it on and I'm a kid again. Everything is beautiful and mysterious. I play it at my own pace, deciding when to explore, when to collect, and when to advance toward the end goal. I appreciate the little things - like taking a dodo bird and throwing it off the nearest cliff to watch it plummet thousands of feet to the ground.

There are also these magical moments, where you just sort of react to events. I remember hang gliding on my trusty leaf, only to collide with a wall. On my way down toward the ocean, I realized I wasn't far from my leaf, and so I began to descend towards it. With the ocean quickly drawing closer, I managed to reach my leaf and grab hold midair, activating it successfully. I floated safely to the ground below and sat on the shore for a minute, appreciating the fact that something I instinctively decided to do was possible.

That's what this game is about. Those little moments, and how they all add up to become this wonderful experience that stays with you after you turn the game off.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
I was wondering why this game had so many negative reviews. It seemed everyone said that climbing is tedious and movement is poor. I took that as a challenge to see how fast I could get to the top.
7 min and 34 seconds is how long it took me to climb from the very bottom to the flower on top(I fell a couple times). It takes 1 min 20 seconds to fall to the ground. Just figured I should say climbing isn't hard at all and does not take forever.
Tips:
You just have to use the bouncy leaves and mushrooms to get up faster. To land you pretty much have to grab something. The jetpack is not really meant for you to fly around, it is meant to be used to stabilize and slow down your speed. Also I would suggest NOT using a controller despite the game saying it's better with a controller.

There were a couple glitches with this game though. Whenever I load the game it is just black and white with no textures. I figured out how to fix that one though just by going into settings and resetting the graphics settings. Also my right arm just decided to stop working once so I had to restart the game. Nothing that was really a big issue.

But I finally got a game with a set style, mood, and unique gameplay mechanics.

Now I'm going to go back to throwing sheep off cliffs and drowning chickens.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
it's fun, there's a huge world,you can climb like a monkey, and.... Neat?

8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
40.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
A superb little stress reliever. Even after collecting all the achievements, challenging myself to a 0 death, 0 collectible run and numerous other variations, I still found myself coming back to climb, glide and fall from incredible heights when I needed to relax. If you're thinking of buying the sequel; Grow Up, give this wee gem a thought or a try beforehand.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
One of the funniest and most relaxing game ive ever played
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