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Gameplay feature: Botany, farming, gardening

Group Description

This game group features games where the player controlled character may farm, garden, or participate in botanical activities involving plants or equivalent flora, primarily for the purpose of harvesting byproducts from them.

Farming, gardening, or botanical activities in this regard, is a minor or optional feature in the game and does not qualify for the Genre: Farming Simulation game group. Farming, gardening, or a botanical activity is usually a common feature in the wilderness survival genre and role-playing games, although some hybrid adventure games may also have this feature. The byproducts of these plant or equivalent flora, may come in the form of fruit, vegetables, seeds, leaves, flowers, etc., which may later be used as food or ingredients for cooking or alchemy.

Before harvesting a plant, a botanical process must first be conducted to ensure the plant's survival, at least in the form of watering or fertilizing the plant. Other more complicated activities may include planting seeds or the plant itself, moving a plant from one location to another, maintaining an irrigation system, etc. Failing to maintain the plant may result in the plant's death or a lower harvest of byproducts.

Depending on the game, the process of farming, gardening, or a botany may be as simple as selecting the plant, which will automatically leave behind byproducts or a specific skill (e.g. botany) in addition to having proper tools or items (e.g. gardening tools) in the inventory are required to conduct harvesting from a plant.


Dwarves planting underground grain in Craft the World (2013).

Limitations
  • Merely selecting a plant or equivalent flora and attaining a byproduct (e.g. picking berries from a bush) does not qualify as farming, gardening, or a botanical activity. This is only known as foraging. Further complex activities must be available to the player-controlled character. If no maintenance is required, the option of moving a plant one from one location to another should suffice.

  • IMPORTANT: Games where farming is the primary feature of the game should not be included in this game group and should be added to the Genre: Farming Simulation instead.
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Hocus Potions2019Macintosh, Windows BoxCastle Games...
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MapleStory 22018WindowsNexon America Inc....
Pokémon Ultra Sun2017Nintendo 3DSThe Pokémon Company International...
Pokémon Ultra Moon2017Nintendo 3DSThe Pokémon Company International...
Pokémon Sun2016Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Persona 52016PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4Atlus U.S.A., Inc.3.89
Pokémon Moon2016Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.3.83
Pokémon Uranium2016WindowsUranium Team...
Furvilla2016Browser...
ARK: Survival Evolved2015Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox OneSnail Games USA, Inc....
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.4.10
Survival Island: Escape from a Desert Island2014Android, iPad, iPhonenicobit...
Pokémon Omega Ruby2014Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc....
Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition2014PlayStation 4, Xbox OneMojang AB...
Don't Starve2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, WindowsKlei Entertainment Inc.3.50
Rune Factory 42013Nintendo 3DSMarvelous USA, Inc....
Craft the World2013iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsBlack Maple Games...
Wayward2013Browser, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsUnlok...
Pokémon Y2013Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.4.04
Pokémon X2013Nintendo 3DSNintendo of America Inc.4.16
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Selected Covers

CryoFall Windows Front Cover
Front cover for CryoFall
Alchemage Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Alchemage
Persona 5 PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Persona 5
Topiary 3D iPad Front Cover
Front cover for Topiary 3D
Pokémon Sun Nintendo 3DS Front Cover
Front cover for Pokémon Sun

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Pokémon Uranium
Main menu - This screen usually changes with each new update, sometimes signifying a graphical presentation of the latest major update and highlighted mod.
Screenshot from Don't Starve
The Alola Photo Club feature allows players to pose their character and Pokémon for photos, then decorate the snapshots with stickers and frames. Photos are saved to the device's SD card.
Screenshot from Pokémon Ultra Moon
By scanning in QR codes, you can visit other players' Secret Bases and battle AI-controlled versions of their Pokémon.
Screenshot from Pokémon Omega Ruby
Game group created by Fred VT (25922), additional games added to group by Rola (8288), POMAH (62734), Masa♥Yuki (3090), piltdown_man (202262), Rik Hideto (390672), Harmony♡ (20673), jean-louis (53532), Hergezod (14993), googleuser (13409), Lampbane (4916), JudgeDeadd (26822), Parf (7785), Thiago Simões (52), Indra was here (20887) and Ms. Tea (50206)
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