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Ubisoft Announces Grow Home

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It started as an experiment – a fun “toy” for a tiny group of developers. But as the intimate eight-person team at Ubisoft Reflections continued to fiddle with their creation, they started to see a unique charm and personality blossoming. It drew them in. So they kept tweaking and they kept building until they had a game – one inspired by the likes of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and the adorable animated film Wall-E.

Grow Home is the story of BUD, a Botanical Utility Droid sent on a mission across the galaxy to seek out a new species of flora to help oxygenate his home world. He finds the perfect specimen in the Star Plant. “We think of the Star Plant like a giant beanstalk,” says Producer Pete Young. “BUD’s mission is to grow it to maturity and harvest the seeds it produces. The plant ends up being a towering two-kilometer-high bridge from the ground to his space ship.”

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