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Feb 20, 2017 | 11:42 PM EST
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The Gardener was (at the time) my idea of a clever pun. I wanted to make a Zelda style adventure. So I made the Gardener, a monk like character who could summon plant turrets to help him defeat enemies. As you played the game, the center starting area (the garden) would flourish as you beat the bosses, making the game world seem as if it was healing as you played.

This was my first original game character, and I feel a deep need to do something with him again. The problem is that the original game mechanics were fairly trivial and I feel as if I must design my games to require some concept of skill progression. A guy in a robe doesn't offer himself up to anything acrobatic (or physical, really) so i've had a hard time trying to develope how you would use plants that felt satisfying as a summoner-type, while still requiring skill.

Since games take so long to make, it just seems like i'll never get around to another Gardener game. I'm working on a project now, and I think a Sanguine 3 has to follow it.. I may well be over 40 by that time. Makes me realize that there are only so many more games I could make in my lifetime.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Was you Hyrus from NG?
Ah,Now I understand it all


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice sketch.
I do remember playing the Gardener here on newgrounds, and found the concept rather interesting. Oh - and these are still available at kongregate to enjoy.