Nurture a small pot of succulents that grow in real time. Viridi is a safe haven, a place you can return to for a moment of peace and quiet whenever you need it.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (116 reviews) - 95% of the 116 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,673 reviews) - 88% of the 3,673 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 19, 2015

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June 21

Visual Update

Hi again friends!

Changes from today's patch:

  • Significant changes to the new look: light is more focused, shadows are more saturated, plants maintain more of their local color
  • Fixed a bug which caused some plants to change colors
  • Some visual inconsistencies in the Grove environment have been addressed

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June 20

Major Summer Solstice Update!

Hi friends!

Sorry for the long silence! We’ve been distracted preparing Viridi for mobile. Now that it’s finally out (android / iOS), we’re able to bring all of the updates back to our beautiful and faithful Steam community.

Some of the more major changes:

  • New background: the Apartment!
  • Major visual unification overhaul - new custom shaders, cleaned up textures, lots of visual inconsistencies fixed
  • Cat House background updated/improved
  • New diverse snail colorations in different environments
  • Tab key now cycles through plants
  • Connection difficulties now reported to user in Nursery
  • Bug fix: dead/dying plants no longer animate their death on each load
  • Succulents now grow at a slightly more realistic pace
  • Succulents are now significantly more resilient
  • Overwatered succulents return to a Sated state much more quickly
  • Various flowering issues fixed
  • Default plant sizes tweaked
  • Links to various social media and support email added to Nursery
  • Plant selection/camera tweaked/improved
  • Improved feedback for Vacation Mode - a Welcome Back screen on return
  • Lots of bug fixes small and large

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Reviews

“Designed to be the ideal happy place game ... Viridi is a primer, a simulation, and a love letter to this branch of botany, all rolled into one”
Fast Company

“In addition to learning about real-life varieties of succulents, what you are learning when you play games of this type is how to create a quiet, mindful moment in your day using unusual tools”
National Geographic

“Yes, you do need an ultra-zen video game about growing succulents ... tending to these digital plants offers a seriously calming experience”
The Huffington Post

About This Game

Nurture a small pot of succulents that grow in real time.

Viridi is a safe haven, a place you can return to for a moment of peace and quiet whenever you need it.

Leave Viridi open in a second window to keep you company while you work, or check in on your plants as a meditative moment every night. While not fully realistic (they're very forgiving), your succulents will require some maintenance and can die from over- or under-watering. Name your favorite plants, give them special care and attention, and they might even flower for you.

Viridi is free to try and comes with your choice of plant assortments. If you think it has a place in your life, you can buy your favorite plants from the in-game nursery for just a few cents a piece. Remember to visit the nursery occasionally for the weekly free seeding!

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.0 GHZ
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Must support shader model 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7+
    • Processor: 2.0 GHZ
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Must support shader model 2.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2.0 GHZ
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Must support shader model 2.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Dippy-Fresh
16.9 hrs
Posted: September 26
11/10 would pick up the snail again just to hear it fart.
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andunie
17.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
This game is unexpectedly educational, serving as a pretty decent primer on common succulent species and genus names. More importantly, it also reminds me to water my real plants, and unlike my real plants, none of them have died (yet).

Low-investment gameplay and thoughtful design make a very, very good combination.
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nftys
28.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
really like the music!
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siddharthkr93
2.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
This game is simple and yet beautiful in its own way. Each plant has been designed beautifully and the snail just adds to the pot's beauty. The game requires minimum but timely efforts and will not interfere with your work or your other commitments.
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GeRm-WeeD
3.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
Cool soothing game. Not for everyone and not even sure if i can call it a game. But, its still good to have in the background and to keep you calm.
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ZetKPL
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
Most relaxing game ever.
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Ontera76
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 23
Very calming, very relaxing. I love my snail. I've named her Tilly. Kind of sucks that you only get a seedling per week, though. But 10/10 would recommend if you're looking for a quiet place. Lovely soundtrack and nice graphics.
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jew faggit needs more money
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 23
I like to sing to my snail. He needs a lot of water. I like my snail.I think my snail likes me.
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TheBum
1.4 hrs
Posted: September 23
Such tranquil.
Much amaze.

10/Snail.
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fatgothkid
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 22
I mean. I dont have the skills to keep plants alive in real life so this gives me some sort of repreive. Its as if Im not a complete failure. Its as if I shouldnt have died during infancy. Its more relaxing than those adult coloring books (which are really creepy btw, I feel like those are for adult baby fetishists) and the game also has really comfy music.


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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
64.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
I have become the snail, the snail has become me. You to can become one with the snail.
Its free.



(ive spent to much time alone watching this snail, pls send help)
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
This game is not for every person or lifestyle.

When I first tried the game, I was like 'pff whatever ok." This was right before I started a full time job.

Now, I come home and don't actually have the mental energy to play the games that I enjoy when I have all day to play video games.
And, now i've taken an enjoyment in coming home to the relaxing task of watering my succulents and singing to my pet snail.

Thank you for making this meditative space. It is a nice place to be in.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
THE game to play if, like me, you can't stand the amount of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t and drama on Steam or IRL...

Step 1: Check your games library, click on Viridi.
Step 2: Water plants & look at the cute snail.
Step 3: Grow new plants.
Step 4: Come back everyday.

All of a sudden you'll feel sooooo relaxed, believe me.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
While I wasn't too into it in the beginning, I really enjoy the way my plants are starting to look. I like the feeling of seeing something grow, it's a lot more rewarding than real plants because it's sort of an instant gratification. It's also nice to know, if I forget about them for a couple of weeks they don't all die.
I'm not good with real plants, I'm okay with these.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
It's cute and it's a nice time waster. Good if you have no sun in your apartment to grow actual plants, haha! But, I wish it didn't have so many microtransactions. Only one seed per week kind of sucks.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
It is free so there is no reason to at least not try it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Great game for people who like their plants as i like mine i enjoy it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
at first i wasn't that into this but now i can sing to snails, what more could you want from a game?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Remove weeds, water plants, water snail, leave game. Very relaxing.
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