The latest project from the creator of Kingdom & New Lands
Indie game dev Noio (Kingdom & New Lands) today officially revealed Cloud Gardens, a relaxing little game about overgrowing the ruins at the end of the world, coming to Steam soon.
In Cloud Gardens players must harness the power of nature to overgrow lo-fi scenes of urban decay and manufactured landscapes. By planting the right seeds in the right places, and learning how to make them thrive, they’re able to create small overgrown dioramas of brutalism and beauty, salvaging and repurposing hundreds of discarded objects to create unique structures for nature to reclaim.
Players can dive into a relaxing sandbox mode with no goals, where they are simply left to delight in their own creativity and create beautiful scenes, or take on a “campaign” of six chapters, where the task is to strike a balance between nature and the manufactured by covering each scene with salvaged objects and lush vegetation.
“Cloud Gardens is the product of my ongoing fascination with nature and aesthetics in games. I was looking for a way to turn the plant simulation itself into a game. It is essentially finding an interactive way to enjoy the beauty of overgrown landscapes, giving the player a sense of creativity and ownership of their creation, built from natural and manufactured elements. I can’t wait to see the things people make!”Thomas van den Berg, Creator of Cloud Gardens