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Made using real photos and videos of various aspects of the great outdoors, Seedlings seems like an absolutely wonderful 2.5D puzzle platformer to keep an eye on and try the demo too.

Developed by Bardsley Creative with the open source Godot Engine, you assume the role of a sentient seed as you travel through various parts of New Zealand's native forests. It's certainly not the first to do something like this but that doesn't stop how interesting it is.

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Features:

  • Take control of several unique creatures, each with their own abilities.
  • Solve intriguing puzzles through beautifully hand crafted levels.
  • Collect hidden secrets strewn across the photo-realistic environment.
  • Relax with the beautiful ambient soundtracks and nature sounds.
  • Learn more about the origins of the Seedlings through a narrative driven story.

Interested? You can follow it and try the newer demo live on Steam. You can also follow the developer on Twitter. According to the Steam page it's going to release next year.

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8 comments

Cheeseness 29 Sep
This looks great! It even has a pukeko :D
Eike 29 Sep
Reminded me of AntVentor on first sight, a point and click that unfortunately lost its Linux support.
Nezchan 29 Sep
The way things move make me think of the Samarost games.
OK, a bit of horror in the trailer I wasn't expecting--when it gets captured by that huge monster that puts it in a jar!
Phlebiac 30 Sep
Quoting: EikeReminded me of AntVentor on first sight, a point and click that unfortunately lost its Linux support.

Oh, that's too bad - when did that happen? I see it got Linux support in June 2018, and it worked great for me when I played it in Sept 2018 (3 years ago, where does the time go?).

Running it now, it looks like it gets a black screen as soon as you start a game, although the opening subtitles display fine at the bottom of the screen. Checking the executable, it says it's from June 4, 2021, which correlates with the last update in their news section - so they kept updating the Linux version with broken builds?
Eike 30 Sep
Quoting: Phlebiac
Quoting: EikeReminded me of AntVentor on first sight, a point and click that unfortunately lost its Linux support.

Oh, that's too bad - when did that happen? I see it got Linux support in June 2018, and it worked great for me when I played it in Sept 2018 (3 years ago, where does the time go?).

Running it now, it looks like it gets a black screen as soon as you start a game, although the opening subtitles display fine at the bottom of the screen. Checking the executable, it says it's from June 4, 2021, which correlates with the last update in their news section - so they kept updating the Linux version with broken builds?

I've played through it as well some yea... times ago. At some point, it showed what you've seen for Mac and Linux users. They were able to fix it for Mac, have been optimistic that the same fix would work for Linux too, but it didn't. Then they just went silent about it...
Liam Dawe 30 Sep
Quoting: PhlebiacRunning it now, it looks like it gets a black screen as soon as you start a game, although the opening subtitles display fine at the bottom of the screen. Checking the executable, it says it's from June 4, 2021, which correlates with the last update in their news section - so they kept updating the Linux version with broken builds?
Sounds like the usual issue of a wrong video codec for an intro.
Eike 30 Sep
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: PhlebiacRunning it now, it looks like it gets a black screen as soon as you start a game, although the opening subtitles display fine at the bottom of the screen. Checking the executable, it says it's from June 4, 2021, which correlates with the last update in their news section - so they kept updating the Linux version with broken builds?
Sounds like the usual issue of a wrong video codec for an intro.

If I remember correctly, it would end up in game graphics automatically though, which doesn't show up either.
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