Home | Profile - Edit | Your Page | Your Inbox Browse | Search Games   |   Log In

Download



Story File
Version 2 at IF Archive
For all systems. To play, you'll need a Z-Machine Interpreter with Blorb support - visit Brass Lantern for download links.
Story File
For all systems. To play, you'll need a Z-Machine Interpreter with Blorb support - visit Brass Lantern for download links.
Online version
Requires Java

Have you played this game?

You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.

Playlists and Wishlists

RSS Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page

Gardening for Beginners

by Juhana Leinonen profile

Humor
2008

Web Site

(based on 15 ratings)
4 member reviews

About the Story

When the snow melts it's time to make that garden of yours look better than ever.

An entry to the 2008 Spring Speed IF.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: April 6, 2008
Current Version: 2
License: Open Source
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
Baf's Guide ID: 3126
IFID: FCFDEDD2-350F-4C88-A224-9C26BCFB423E
TUID: 8h52vtue96f9vq7f

Tags

- View the most common tags (What's a tag?)
(Log in to add your own tags)

Member Reviews

5 star:
(0)
4 star:
(2)
3 star:
(8)
2 star:
(4)
1 star:
(1)
Average Rating:
Number of Reviews: 4
Write a review


Most Helpful Member Reviews


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Fun ten minute diversion., December 6, 2013
by Jason Lautzenheiser (Navarre, Ohio)
I've played this through a few times over the last couple months. Not that there is a ton of reply value with multiple paths or alternative solutions, but really because this is just a fun little diversion, that still give me a few chuckles. I thought it was well written, and perfect for a newcomer to IF. Ending I thought was a bit weak, yet it did fit well with the rest of the game....and who am I to talk, endings can be hard. Nice job.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Good speed-IF title to suggest to beginners (RR #9), November 6, 2012
Gardening for Beginners by Juhana Leinonen is a short speed-IF game describing the misadventures of a budding gardener.

What is supposed to be a peaceful and upbeat day of work quickly turns into a nightmare as the player is beset by the horrors of nature.

I can recommend this game as a choice to suggest to text adventure newbies, as it is uncomplicated, easy to play and funny to boot.

Personally I would add an option to name your fish to add some more personal involvement to the game. In fact the enclosed framework of the game world even would allow for a game allowing the player whatever he wants to do (e.g. drink the poison, or eat the fish).

Anyway, quite a fun little title to play.

5/10

A short little 'what could go wrong' game about gardening, August 23, 2019
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes
This is a speed IF, so it has a lot of rough edges, but the mid-game is pretty fun.

You are a gardener who just can't handle all of the problems going on. You start out with a nice checklist of things to do, but it soon dissolves into chaos.

A lot more synonyms and actions could be implemented. But that sort of thing is exactly what separates Speed-IF from regular IF, isn't it?

See All 4 Member Reviews

If you enjoyed Gardening for Beginners...

Related Games

People who like Gardening for Beginners also gave high ratings to these games:

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Presents "Detective", by C. E. Forman, Graeme Cree, and Stuart Moore
Average member rating: (51 ratings)
"A rewrite of Matt Barringer's incredibly bad game "Detective", this game was ported to Inform and subjected to treatment with Mystery Science Theater 3000 sarcasm. This version is the Silver Screen edition which includes some highly...

Savoir-Faire, by Emily Short
Average member rating: (108 ratings)
The beautiful life is always damned, they say. As for you, you've overexpended yourself: fifteen years of prominence, champagne, carriage rides in the Tuileries, having your name whispered behind manicured hands, getting elegant...

Fragile Shells, by Stephen Granade
Average member rating: (40 ratings)
You don't know how long you've been hammering against the station's wall, but you stop as soon as you realize what you've been doing.

Suggest a game

Polls

The following polls include votes for Gardening for Beginners:

All the Pretty Sources by Jeremy Freese
IF games that have source code available that you'd hold up as an example of what good looking source code is supposed to look like. (I was motivated to post this by wanting to study some I7 source, but actually pretty source from other...

Links




This is version 3 of this page, edited by Dave Chapeskie on 29 April 2009 at 5:47pm. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item