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Posted: 10 days ago, last updated 2 days ago.

Author: Ben Kendall, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Botany Manor is a peaceful puzzle game where you explore a 19th-century English home and gardens and care for the plants you find. By reading the newspapers, postcards and posters in the house, you discover how to look after each species, from pot size to location to temperature. The distinct lack of score, time pressures or overarching objectives enables the simplicity and joy in growing beautiful plants to shine.

You wander through a multitude of unique and antique rooms in the manor and its sprawling and grounds. As you do you find all sorts of plants, pots, seeds, and helpful tips for keeping each species. Sometimes this is a clipped phrase from an article in the paper. Other-times it's a letter from an old friend. With this acquired knowledge and growing confidence you can set about moving and repotting the plants you find, so they can thrive in the perfect environment.

It's more than a matter of fetching and carrying the flora though. As you foster the plants, you need to think outside the box to find clever ways of maximising their ideal environment; experimenting with different locations and variables is often the key to success.

The result is a unique puzzle game where brutal environments and rigorous objectives are replaced by the more relaxed yet equally challenging trials and tribulations of keeping your plants alive, where experimentation, curiosity and patience are the keys to success. Along the way, you uncover scraps of information that tell the story of the manor's former owner and her journey through her scientific career.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: PC and Switch

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Brain Game, Collecting, Puzzle and Simulation

Developer: Balloon Stu (@Balloon_Stu)

 

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DurationDuration

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Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Finding all the necessary information about how to care for your plants requires careful inspection of every object you find and, sometimes, prolonged concentration. The slow pace of the game also requires considerable patience and perseverance.

CostsCosts

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 

AccessibilityAccessibility


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

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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