As the world continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, video games continue to be one of our main sources of distraction. And Cloud Gardens definitely looks like it could be a great, relaxing distraction for those who are still staying home under lockdown or quarantine.
Developed by Noio, Cloud Gardens is a simulation game where you can recreate dioramas and build unique structures for nature to reclaim. There’s a sandbox mode where you can simply create with no restrictions and no goals, as well as a story mode where you have to strike a balance between nature and man-made structures.
“In Cloud Gardens players must 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 doesn’t have a set release date just yet, but it’s scheduled to launch in early access later this year.