TRAILER | PC Friday, January 23, 2015 | 3:04 PM

Grow Home, Ubi's experiential title

Grow Home, Ubi's experiential title

The experiment from an 8-person-team at Ubisoft Reflections resulted in Grow Home, a climbing game inspired by Wall•E and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Players control BUD (Botanical Utility Droid) in an open-world filled with floating islands and have to find the Star Plant. More details, teaser and first screens inside. The PC title will launch on February 4th on Steam.



UBISOFT® ANNOUNCES EXPERIENTIAL VERTICAL ADVENTURE GAME GROW HOME


SAN FRANCISCO, USA – January 22, 2015 – 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 down.

“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.

For a more in-depth look at Grow Home, please visit the UbiBlog for an extended interview with Pete Young, Producer for Grow Home: http://blog.ubi.com/grow-home-announce/

Teaser

All comments

Commented on 2015-01-23 20:00:46
Love the visuals
Commented on 2015-01-24 00:33:50
maybe ubi should drop AAA and focus on indie... it seems they are better at that.
Commented on 2015-01-24 17:26:18
Indie comes from independant and neither from low budget nor small team ;). A title produced by Ubi can't be indie ;)
Commented on 2015-01-24 19:11:31
maybe they will focus on ubie now before they screw this up eventually
Commented on 2015-01-25 10:45:41
Yay, something new.

About the game


What's up?
  • Sdarts
    Sdarts There's a way to disable it, but you also end up completely disabling Windows Defender and can't receive any new updates, so it's not ideal. (10 minutes ago)
  • Sdarts
    Sdarts many hours of downloading. I really hate the lack of control over when you want to update Windows 10, the system waits a day or two, but afterwards it decides on its own and screw the user. (12 minutes ago)
  • Sdarts
    Sdarts @SplitTongue: Mine is normal, at least for now. But what pissed me a lot was waking up to find Windows updated without my consent, and naturally downloads I was doing were interrupted, so I lost many (14 minutes ago)
  • Sdarts
    Sdarts @alimokrane: Don't worry, sooner or later it will be in another promotion. And I bet sooner rather than later. Also, Black Friday is only a few weeks away and a lot of countries host it nowadays. (17 minutes ago)
  • SplitTongue
    SplitTongue My CPU & RAM usage in Idle after last Win-Update everyone (working pc): [url] 20fucking16 and MS still manages to screw up. Nice memory leak... huehuehue (1 Hour ago)
  • KORNdog
    KORNdog [url] horizon is looking so nice. (1 Hour ago)
  • Moonwalker
    Moonwalker previous song takes completely over, volume is all over the place and again...it plays some tracks and others not at all. Was excited for this feature, now i give it the middlefinger. :( (3 Hours ago)
PreviousNext
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood GSY is getting some nice content at 3 pm CEST with our July podcast and some videos of the Deus Ex Mankind Divided preview build. :) (10 Weeks ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood For once we'll be live at 4:30 pm CEST. Blim should not even be tired! (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood More Quantum Break coverage coming in a few hours, 9:00 a.m CEST. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood We'll have a full review up for Firewatch at 7 pm CET. Videos will only be tomorrow though. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Tonight's livestream will be at 9:15 GMT+1, not GMT+2 as first stated. (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood New GSY Live dedicated this time to Just Cause 3 on Tuesday 9:30 GMT+2 (> 3 Months ago)
  • Driftwood
    Driftwood Join us tomorrow at 10 pm GMT+2 for a new livestream. We'll be playing Rise of the Tomb Raider. (> 3 Months ago)
PreviousNext
Top stories