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Preserve looks very sweet. A tile-based puzzle game all about nature that features both horizontal and vertical building and there's a Native Linux demo now available to try out. The idea of connecting up a vertical network of interconnected habitats seems like a genuinely great idea for this.

More: "Preserve is a puzzle nature-building game that takes players on a journey into a harmonious ecosystem. The objective is to foster and sustain a thriving and diverse biomes, where each component coexists in a symbiotic harmony. By utilizing strategic thinking and a keen eye for balance, players are granted the power to position a wide array of plants and animals, curating an environment that caters to their preferences and aspirations."

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Features:

  • Vertical map expansion - In Preserve, you can expand the map not only horizontally, but you also posses an ability to stack layers of nature, forming a vertical network of interconnected habitats.
  • Diverse biome habitats - From alpine forests and savannas to carribean reefs, each biome will have its own unique set of plants, animals, and environmental challenges to discover and overcome.
  • Multiple Game Modes - Besides regular harmony and puzzle game modes, creative mode lets you build the land without limitations and photo mode allows you to capture and share your creations at the end of each session.
  • Natural Wonders - Nothing can beautify your map more than natural wonders like the snowy Alps, lavender fields or redwood forests, which you can acquire thanks to a unique card upcycle system.

Just recently the developer added Linux and macOS support to the demo along with other various improvements. It also advertises Full Controller Support so it should be a nice sweet game for Steam Deck on the go too.

Go give it a look on Steam.

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benstor214 Mar 25
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I wishlisted it and will try out the demo.
Thank you, Liam, for drawing my attention to this.
Marlock Mar 26
this looks great!!!

as a biologist, i've been flirting for a while with the idea of making a curator channel just for nature, biology and conservation-related games... this plus the 1.6 update to Stardew Valley may be the last push i needed ❤️
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