A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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Home Grown explores the feeling of home in the form of growing and caring for your own garden. I wanted to demonstrate a feeling of home through the idea of 'Nurture by Nature', which relates to our individual experiences of growing up having great ramifications on who we are and how we act in different spaces. Home Grown depicts this in the form of the player going through the actions of growing a garden. I decided on the idea of looking after a garden because gardening is an explicit set of narrow rules that allows the creation of your own unique space. By working on their personalised garden, the player creates a familiar space that feels like home.

Home Grown was a 4 week student project, and would not have been made possible without the efforts of these awesome developers and creators!

Zoe Lovatt - Graphic Design - Online Portfolio

Rebecca Owen - Animation - Online Portfolio

Kelvin Tse - Animation - Blog Site

Pritish Choudhary - Programming - Blog Site

Nicholas Staracek - Game Designer, Programming, and Audio - Online Profile

Change log for Version 1.4 includes (latest):

  • Short introductory tutorial on first day cycle
  • Controls Menu updated with correct information
  • Particle effect updates
  • Exit application button, located on main menu

Change log for Version 1.3 included:

  • Full keyboard and mouse support for Windows and Mac
  • Full game pad support for Windows
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Minor audio tweaking
  • New baked lighting system


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Home_Grown_Windows_v1.4.zip 82 MB
Home_Grown_Mac_v1.4.zip 85 MB


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Love the colours and visuals! Groovy atmosphere and very chill. Well done :)