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Cloud Gardens Is The Relaxing Post-Apocalyptic Game Coming Soon To Steam


This little gardening sim lets you build gardens at the end of the world.

Game developer Noio has revealed Cloud Gardens, which is a beautifully relaxing post-apocalyptic sim that allows you to create little dioramas of urban decay.

Unlike Noio’s other titles which include Kingdom: New Lands, Cloud Gardens is a feel-good game that helps you give back to the earth after the dreaded apocalypse has hit.

In Cloud Gardens players need to “harness the power of nature to overgrow lo-fi scenes of urban decay and manufactured landscapes. By planting seeds in the right places, they’re able to create small overgrown dioramas of brutalism and beauty, salvaging and repurposing hundreds of discarded objects to create unique structures for nature to reclaim.”

Cloud Gardens Is The Relaxing Post-Apocalyptic Game Coming Soon To Steam

Noio has called this new game their “experimental project, somewhere on the line between a game and an interactive toy”, and they say that Cloud Gardens will launch with two distinct modes. There’s a relaxing, goal-free sandbox mode, enabling players to idly craft their own striking dioramas, and a campaign of sorts, ultimately set to be spread across six chapters.

This game is described as a “chill game” where you can delve into your own creativity. Your task is to completely cover each scene in plants and lush vegetation. As you overgrow the various objects, you will fill a meter that shows your progress in the game.

Cloud Gardens Is The Relaxing Post-Apocalyptic Game Coming Soon To Steam

Each object contributes energy to the growth of your plants, but you will also have to cover them in foliage to complete the stage, striking a balance between nature and the manufactured.

Noio is aiming to launch this title by the end of this year, but there is no set release date as of yet. Cloud Gardens will initially launch as a Steam Early Access title, the development will be focused on modifying the core game loop in response to all player feedback on bugs and polishing the UI.

Noio is anticipating that this process will take around three months to complete. They have also mentioned that they have a few additional features that they would like to add, including mod support, easy sharing of dioramas, new plant growing mechanics, and a more advanced level editor. These of course depend on the progress of the game.

Cloud Gardens is set to be a beautiful add on for any fan of the genre and hopefully, their Early access will have the desired results.