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The UnderGarden Coming to PSN this Winter

Antonio Santamaria's Avatar Posted by on Jan 13, 2011 // Head of Engineering, Vitamin-G

Congratulations! You’ve hit rank 50 in another first-person shooter. Now it’s time for something completely different. Welcome to The UnderGarden.

We at Vitamin G Studios are excited to introduce you to our new game, coming to PSN this winter. The UnderGarden is about exploration. It’s part game and part experience, with a little bit of puzzle solving mixed in. The game takes place across different worlds of windy tunnels, dark places filled with fog, and areas where electricity turns large rock gears endlessly. As the player, you float through these dark caverns, and fill them with color and music. You’ll need to collect pollen to grow beautiful flowers and exotic plants. Some of these plants bear fruit, used to manipulate doors, levers, gears, and other contraptions you find along the way. There are also special items to collect, and new flora and fruit to discover, and as they bloom the lighting and animations make the entire environment spring to life. Music also plays a huge part in the game, and almost everything you touch makes different musical tones. As you fill the world with music, you’ll run into the musicians, who play different instruments and will keep you company on your journey.

Undergarden for PS3 (PSN) Undergarden for PS3 (PSN)

The game supports drop-in/drop-out co-op play, so a second player can join in and play along for the whole game, or just a level or two. We wanted to make it fun for two people to play together, even if they aren’t both at the same skill level. In co-op, the second player is there to help the first gather pollen and solve puzzles. So you don’t have to worry about getting lost or left behind: they always get pulled along and you’ll always be close together. The second player can even just float around making everything colourful and musical while the first player does the heavy lifting: it’s up to you. We think it is a great way to get a friend or significant other into the game, especially if they don’t usually play games.

Undergarden for PS3 (PSN)

Many games are really fast-paced and full of tension. The UnderGarden is pretty much the polar opposite of that. It is about creating rather than destroying: you can’t die, you can’t really fail, and you play at your own pace. In the right state of mind, it is a nice relaxing experience. You can pour yourself a beverage, shut off the lights, and just float around the world. If you are a fan of games like Flower, or flOw, then you’ll be right at home here. Even if you spend more time playing shooters, The UnderGarden is a great change of pace to help you unwind afterwards.

Undergarden for PS3 (PSN)

So who are you and why are you here? Your name’s Ludwig and you’ve been described as everything from a floating baby to a space monkey. But who you really are, and what this place is, are things you’ll have to figure out on your own, so you’ll have to use your imagination there!

Over the next few weeks, we’ll talk about some of the ideas behind the game, and the music as we get closer to release. We hope to see you in The UnderGarden in a few weeks!

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+ rrodriguezz on January 13th, 2011 at 3:55 pm said:

hey quealguien me ayude hacer el downloads del digital game pack, que no lo puedo hacer ya registre el psp go, y no se a donde ir para hacer el downloads
que alguiem me ayude hacerlo please


+ SpyDudeFX on January 13th, 2011 at 4:13 pm said:

Game looks great, prefer control stick so I can play while in bed lol Any plans to offer PS Home rewards? Consider a week one discount for Plus subscribers too.


+ Permafry_42 on January 13th, 2011 at 4:40 pm said:

Agree with most of the comments above: i’m going to need to try the demo before i decide, i’m definitely supportive of move support or sixaxis support as motion control when done right can really make the game more relaxing (case in point Flower), I am a fan of all the games you were inspired by, and i would love it if it could have a discount for PSN+ subscribers.


+ NESGamepro on January 13th, 2011 at 5:08 pm said:

Looks interesting for sure, put my name in the hat for Move support as well.


+ guitarded77 on January 13th, 2011 at 7:13 pm said:

DAY ONE!!!!!!!!!! I love the art style and it looks like a good chill game when I’m done playing shooters and the like.


+ Monetep on January 13th, 2011 at 7:20 pm said:

Looks beautiful and relaxing, reminds me to Flower, nice, i love new game mechanics…


+ RyuuNoSekai on January 13th, 2011 at 7:35 pm said:

as a consumer, i am extremely pissed i had to wait while the game was already out on something else despite being intended for multiple releases.

as a gamer, i am intrigue at how amazing this looks.

i’ll flip a coin for the purchase.


+ Elvick_ on January 13th, 2011 at 7:51 pm said:

Should have brought this news a long time ago, since it’s been out on XBLA for awhile now. I bought it there, assuming it wasn’t coming to PSN. If this does get Move controls though, then I’ll buy it again gladly. It would be perfect for Move and the entire time I’ve been playing it on 360 that’s what I’ve been thinking.

Game is awesome for those wondering. It reminds me of Flower and PixelJunk Eden in a few ways, not that it’s copying either. It’s its own thing all together, but will definitely remind you of both of those games while you play.


+ Frostquake on January 13th, 2011 at 10:08 pm said:

Is this the exact same one that I got on XBLA?? Also I got it for $5.00 On Sale for 1 Week on XBLA. Will it be $5.00 on PSN? If so I will come closer to getting it again.


+ EggySong85 on January 14th, 2011 at 12:44 am said:

I actually just saw this game for the first time the other night when my friend played it on his xbox. I was impressed.

I’m curious though. It seems like the frames-per-second in the video here were a bit more smooth than when I watched him play. Will the PS3 version run better than the 360 version? Is the footage in the video from a PC?

Also, for the record, there is DEFINITELY interest in Move support! ;)


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+ KISYUYEKI on January 14th, 2011 at 5:11 am said:

Looks nice game to PSP don’t know if it will work in PS3. Seems to be a mix LoccoRoco and Litle Big Planet


+ scorpio808 on January 14th, 2011 at 6:52 am said:

Wow, this looks really beautiful. It seems like Linger in Shadows mixed with Flower and Loco Roco. I hope there will be a demo for this as I would love for my family to try. Good going Atari!!


+ marlyt on January 14th, 2011 at 7:50 am said:

Wow!! An Atari game that doesn’t look like utter crap. Me wants and me likes.


+ altrodesi on January 14th, 2011 at 12:21 pm said:

I will check this out!!


+ kity_catt25 on January 17th, 2011 at 12:14 pm said:

I know this has nothing to do with this blog but I can’t find anything about it on here, my friends ps3 is working but the disc won’t come out. What does he have to do for it to cone out please answer me.

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