UbiBlog announces Grow
, "a quirky, experiential climbing game" developed by Ubisoft Reflections,
and coming to Windows PCs via Steam
on February 4th. Here's a
since the blog post is quite expansive, here's word from a separate announcement
that's a little more concise:
Today, Ubisoft announced Grow Home, a
quirky, experiential climbing game in development at Reflections, a Ubisoft
studio based in Newcastle, UK. Grow Home will be available for download via
Steam for Windows® PC on February 4, 2015.
In Grow Home, players are free to explore the strange, open world full of
floating islands, majestic caves and waterfalls, all set in a beautiful and
minimalist artistic style. Players take on the role of BUD (Botanical Utility
Droid), an excitable, child-like robot sent on a mission to search the galaxy
for a new species of plant that can oxygenate his home world. By growing and
directing the giant Star Plant into a towering organic sculpture, players will
reshape the planet and create a magnificent landscape that lets them climb to
new heights. The game’s unique climbing controls and abilities challenge players
to continually reach for higher ground, but one wrong move and it’s a long way
“Whether it’s BUD’s charming, procedurally-generated animation, the awesome
structure of the Star Plant players create or the beautiful landscapes, there is
a peaceful, innocent vibe about Grow Home that makes the game utterly unique,”
says Pete Young, producer, Reflections, a Ubisoft studio.
Started as an experiment within the Reflections studio by a small team of eight
talented developers, Grow Home offers the opportunity to discover a singular
open-world based on two main pillars: Climbing and Exploration.
Climbing: The world of Grow Home is built for vertical exploration and the
unique climbing mechanic brings unprecedented freedom. Players control BUD’s
hands independently to grab onto any surface, scaling the giant Star Plant as it
grows and expands.
Exploration: There are no set paths in Grow Home. Players are free to explore
the many micro islands and hidden caves in this fun and beautiful open world.
Every island encountered is scattered with hidden crystals to power the players’
journey and expand their abilities.