From the Citizen Gamer blog on MSNBC comes this entry on pretty, flowery video games inspired by our very own mother nature and where beauty and aesthetics dominate the scene. Very different than most video games making headlines these days (although graphics are becoming more and more important; some people I know have bought more powerful computers just to run computer games with high-def graphics). In fact, the graphics seem to be what impress blogger and gamer Winda Benedetti the most about these garden-inspired games. “What all these games have in common is gorgeous high-def graphics, careful attention to detail and an almost whimsical disregard for mainstream gaming’s rules of engagement,” she writes. For example, she describes a game called “Eden” that is very similar to Mario Bros., except that the hero of the game is creating a garden.
Overall this seems like a great excuse for game designers to create really high-def graphic games with really complicated and pretty pictures, and for gamers to play with pretty things.