Now You Can Use Radioactive Stuff While Gardening

Now You Can Use Radioactive Stuff While Gardening
July 19, 2017

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a gardener then Seed could well be right up your alley. It's a virtual reality game all about growing plants in a small lab/greenhouse.


Last week, Epic Games and the Wellcome Trust revealed the finalists of the Developing Beyond contest. This week we're taking a closer look at each of the finalists as well as the projects that unfortunately didn't make it through to the final stage. Seed is one of the games that made it through to the final.


The game appears simple at first, with you needing to plant seeds in soil, water them, and then place them in light to watch them grow. However, this simplicity is complicated by a healthy dose of science. 

Each plant in Seed has different qualities which you may want to draw out and foster between plant types. To do that, you'll need to use the lab's splicing chamber, douse the resulting seed in radiation (with a conveniently placed plutonium rod in your lab desk's drawer), and plant it in a pot to see what it grows into.


The results of your experiments can stack, meaning gradually more and more bizarre plants will emerge in your greenhouse.


Hopefully, over the next six months, the developers at All Seeing Eye will be expanding the breadth of plants you can grow in your greenhouse. Maybe building to something like this:

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