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Gardener is a game about programming a robot to grow as many crops as possible in 30 days. To program the robot, you use cards that represent different actions, such as tilling the soil or moving the robot forward.

Each day you'll start with seven cards in your hand. Clicking on a card will add it to the program at the bottom. Once there are five cards in the program, press "Run" and the robot will perform the actions on the cards in the order they're placed in the program.

Actions like running programs costs time. Each day you'll have 24 hours to spend, so use them wisely!

At the start of each day, you can spend an hour to replace the cards in your hand with new ones by clicking "Replace Cards". You can also draw new cards at anytime by clicking "Draw Card", but each card you draw will cost twice as many hours as the last.

To grow crops, you have to:
1. Use a Till card to till the soil
2. Use a Move card to drive over the tilled soil and plant seeds
3. Use Water cards to water it everyday
4. Use a Move card to drive over the plant and harvest it once it grows fruit

Here are some tips to help you become a master gardener:

- You can run the same program multiple times using the "x2" and "x4" buttons to the right of the "Run" button. This is more time efficient than running a program once, and is a key to high-level Gardener play!

- As you add cards to the program, you can see a preview of their effects on the field. Try hovering the mouse over the "x2" and "x4" buttons to see a preview of running the program multiple times!

- Be careful when you till! It will destroy anything that's planted already.

- Before you replace cards at the start of the day, you can save ones you'd like to keep by adding them to the program.

Happy gardening!

NOTE: This game isn't meant to be played in one play session! Your progress is automatically saved at the end of every day, so take your time and play at your own pace.


Okay game, unfortunately the typing was quite bothering. Other stuff that annoyed me was the fact that on some days you would never get one type of card, therefore completely dooming your crop for the day. The feature didn't make the game any harder or easier, instead it just wasted my time. Other than that, it's a relaxing and fun game. Good job.

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The game itself was nice so far... except for one incredibly annoying thing. Please, please, do not make the player mash random keys to fill in diary entries. Just make them pop up. I quit playing simply because of that. Srsly. Will come back and play more if/when that gets changed.

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Good idea, over-complicated implementation. Couldn't grow a single plant and whole experience was lacking a clear objective.

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I'll give this 5 stars, probably a bit in advance, cause I've tried the game only briefly, but I like what I saw and how it felt. Nice idea, pretty execution. Well done

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2.86 / 5.00

Jan 31, 2018
12:45 PM EST
Strategy - Other