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Posted: 4 months ago.

Author: Ben Kendall and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Pocket Oasis is a gentle horticulture simulation where you care for plants and pets on your balcony. It's a meditative experience where the end goal, rather than being a defined objective, is simply to create a beautiful balcony with an array of species. It's a unique offering that allows for creativity and individuality while providing a peaceful retreat from everyday life.

You need to cater for the needs of each plant species individually, as some require shade, others sunlight, and different temperatures and amounts of water. Along the way, you can harvest fruit used to produce jam you can sell, and make new friends with the creatures that come to visit your balcony. Each plant also has a difficulty level, which indicates how hard it is to keep alive.

There are four different balconies you can decorate: New York, Paris, London and Tokyo, each providing a different view of the world.

It's a unique game that offers a chance to escape the outside world and focus on a small haven you can decorate with plants of all shapes and sizes in a meditative and novel experience.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC, Switch and iOS

Genres: Creative and Simulation

Developer: Knit Game (@KnitGame)

Players: 1

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between half an hour and 20 hours to complete. As the game has no defined ending, you care for the plants and animals that inhabit your balcony for as long as you desire.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. While children are able to play the game and enjoy it, the game is geared toward players of all ages, who aren't interested in competitive or challenge-based games. You need to consider how to care for each plant and have patience for things to develop slowly. For gamers keen on this calm experience, it's a great fit.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. On the iOS version, there are in-app purchases, but this is not the case for the PC and Switch versions.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Pocket Oasis Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@KnitGame) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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