Mendel's Garden is a gardening game inspired by classical genetics. You explore mysterious gardens, harvest and grow exotic plants and grow useful items by mixing together plants with different traits. Items you can use to venture deeper into this world.
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Oct 24, 2019

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Why Early Access?

“Mendel's garden is an experimental take on gardening games because of which we feel that involving the community in its development will help us get much needed feedback on the direction of the game and ensure we create something that people can thoroughly enjoy. We currently have about 2-3 hours worth of content in the game which explores the first area in the game. We hope to add much more with frequent updates and hope to provide our early access players with regular new content to enjoy.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We want to keep the game in Early Access for roughly twelve months and are currently planning on releasing the game by late 2020.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will have additional gardens to explore with different twists to the 'Trait' mechanic which is the fundamental part of Mendel's Garden. It'll also feature additional characters from the Bhumi universe and further Mendel's story arc.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version of the game contains The Garden of Eden (one of the five explorable gardens) which is fully playable and explorable with its own narrative.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We do plan on gradually increasing the price as we add new content or features. However we will make sure that we post early announcements regarding any price increases.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We hope to get the community's feedback on the various gardens and twists to the 'Trait' mechanic as we keep adding more content with every update. We hope to interact with the community on the Steam community group so as to listen to any feedback people might have.”
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About This Game

What is Mendel's Garden?

Mendel's garden is a gardening game where every plant has one or more traits, many of which are hidden. You harvest seeds from these plants and try to isolate these hidden traits by planting and growing the seeds. Craft items by combining seeds with different traits and use these items to progress further in the world.

Harvest seeds from plants with hidden traits.

Grow the seeds to isolate these traits.

Craft items by mixing different traits and use them to move further in the world.

The gardens

The world contains multiple gardens
  • 1. Grow plants instantly using a special kind of rain.
  • 2. Overcome barriers by crafting the appropriate plants or items and explore the deepest parts of the gardens.
  • 3. Discover the story behind the garden as you progress.


Set in the Bhumi universe Mendel's garden explores the story of Mendel and his journey. Mendel ventures into unknown lands teeming with helpful and harmful plants to learn about them and understand them. In doing so he stumbles upon ancient secrets, dark mysteries and most importantly finds his purpose in this strange world.

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Clear water by Kevin MacLeod
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7+
    • Processor: 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: OS X 10.10.3
    • Processor: 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
* Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.

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