- Evergreen Garden
Games Lift 2022
Evergreen Garden is a farm simulation role-playing game in which the player must consider the interaction of plants with each other and with the environment in order to achieve optimal yields. To restore the abandoned farm to its former glory, herbs and flowers must be skillfully used alongside lush crops to grow a healthy, varied and productive garden.
About the Game
After the farm near the small village of Evergreen had only achieved declining yields despite ever larger monocultures and finally had to be abandoned, you take on the task of rebuilding it. To do this, you collect wood from the forest, minerals from the old mine, fish from the sea and rivers and everything that nature around Evergreen provides you with. Above all, however, clever mixed cultures of crops, herbs and flowers, which repel parasites and preserve the soil, must be created on the fields in a puzzle mechanic so that a variety develops on the farm and the harvest is successful. In addition to proven game aspects of the farm simulation genre, Evergreen Garden focuses on natural gardening and presents its game world in a unique, completely hand-painted acrylic graphic.
Since Elin Meinecke loves to garden herself and knows how much joy it gives to plant something and watch it grow, she wants to pass on this pleasure to people who don't have a garden but do have a computer. She is currently studying Games in her Master's degree at HAW Hamburg, but her background is in children's book illustration, from which she has developed her graphic style of digitised acrylic paintings.
She is supported in the project by Tobias Pohlmann, who works as a software consultant and is responsible for programming the game.