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  • Summary: Blueberry Garden is a short experimental game about curiosity and exploration. You take on the role of a creature investigating a mysterious world to find out what is going on there. It’s probably not very much like anything you’ve played before but I hope you will find it enjoyable! [EricBlueberry Garden is a short experimental game about curiosity and exploration. You take on the role of a creature investigating a mysterious world to find out what is going on there. It’s probably not very much like anything you’ve played before but I hope you will find it enjoyable! [Eric Svedang] Expand
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  1. "Best Innovation" for the 2008 Swedish Game Awards, BlueBerry Garden is a sort of beautiful, strange and melancholic daydream. A brilliant and challenging gameplay is just a part of incredible audio visual experience, set in a flooded garden where the player has to reach the moon.
  2. A touching game we thought about long after its end. [Issue#23, p.62]
  3. A short but exceedingly sweet indie project that's less about innovation, more about crafting an unforgettable experience. [Sept 2009, p.76]
  4. An experience, not a game. [Oct 2009, p.70]
  5. 60
    I found it to be a little too aimless, and it felt insubstantial once it was all over. Simply navigating the garden often feels like a chore thanks to the controls. Winning top prize at the Independent Game Festival is no small feat, but once you've visited this Garden you may wonder what the big deal is.
  6. Minimalist graphics and enchanted music arises your imagination and shows that the great story doesn’t need any scripted sequences. Such a pity the game ends too soon to ignore. Add some levels and Bluberry Garden is a sure nominee to the Hall of Fame of games.
  7. A curiosity worth looking at. [Sept 2009, p.100]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. JackO
    Jun 29, 2009
    9
    An excellent one-man indie project (though don't forget Daduk's music) - You won't find a game here in the sense we're An excellent one-man indie project (though don't forget Daduk's music) - You won't find a game here in the sense we're usually led to expect these days, but a 2d playground involving a simple but smoothly simulated ecosystem of both plants and animals - and a subtle but cruel timelimit you'll have to discover for yourself. If you think you'd enjoy a thought-provoking and beautiful toy to play with for a few hours, something quite unique that will reward investigation and creativity - you'll probably enjoy Blueberry Garden. There is no standard against which to criticise such an unusual game. It should suffice to say I found nothing to complain about, and found only pleasant surprises - no broken promises. A ten, for being different and never making me want to break my keyboard - for being pure pleasure, inciting and rewarding curiosity over and again. - Jack Expand
  2. DoubleC
    Aug 11, 2009
    9
    A wonderful experience for a single afternoon! If you like games with little to no instructions and just the urge to explore, you should try A wonderful experience for a single afternoon! If you like games with little to no instructions and just the urge to explore, you should try this. Also very great from an artistic perspective, great mood! Minor cons are: Little reward when finishing (apart from the great feeling it gives you), a bit empty when flying high, a clock to track your resolution time and add replayability or additional levels. Expand
  3. Aug 16, 2012
    9
    it was short but I tell you it was worth it. there was so much creativity and I really enjoyed playing through it. I think most of the guysit was short but I tell you it was worth it. there was so much creativity and I really enjoyed playing through it. I think most of the guys that don't like it are video game experts that can figure out the puzzles too quickly. I am an average guy that plays perhaps 8-10 hours a week total and it was a bit challenging to finally complete. Expand
  4. AdamR.
    Jul 1, 2009
    6
    Not very substantial. There's not a lot to do, not a lot of variety, and not a lot of depth to the stuff you do. You don't feel Not very substantial. There's not a lot to do, not a lot of variety, and not a lot of depth to the stuff you do. You don't feel very rewarded for your actions. But the game is worth 5 dollars, if barely. If your into the indie scene and experimental games, its worth the small price tag. I bought it, and I don't regret it, but its not going to set the world on fire. Expand
  5. Jul 20, 2013
    4
    This game may have won some awards, but I honestly can't say why. There is very little to do, very little to explore, and the ending wasn'tThis game may have won some awards, but I honestly can't say why. There is very little to do, very little to explore, and the ending wasn't even worth finishing the game for. Expand
  6. tdc
    Oct 1, 2012
    3
    It felt empty. Honestly this isn't an experiment. This isn't really a game. It took me all of 45 minutes to beat. There is hardly even aIt felt empty. Honestly this isn't an experiment. This isn't really a game. It took me all of 45 minutes to beat. There is hardly even a level, more of an introduction to something that might have been a game. It could be a neat idea, but for $5, that's all you're getting, an idea. Expand
  7. D.S.
    Aug 19, 2009
    1
    Dont listen to those claims of its "experimentalism" and its fake "indie" awards. The only real experiment here is how many people will buy aDont listen to those claims of its "experimentalism" and its fake "indie" awards. The only real experiment here is how many people will buy a virtually contentless game. And litterally, I meant it has NO content. The is nothing to do, no point at all no story, 2d graphics.... Sure its got a little art style but thats about it. Once this game is free, maybe It might just be worth a little curiousity. At the moment, theres nothing here to waste a penny on. Expand

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