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Game Groups > Gameplay feature: Botany, farming, gardening

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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Title (Year ) Platforms Genres Moby Score
box cover thumbnail Alchemage (2020) Windows Action
n/a
box cover thumbnail Ancient Domains of Mystery (1994) Linux, DOS (+3 more) Role-playing (RPG)
7.7
box cover thumbnail ARK: Survival Evolved (2015) Windows, Windows Apps (+6 more) Action, Role-playing (RPG)
6.6
box cover thumbnail Bloom (2021) Playdate Adventure, Simulation
n/a
box cover thumbnail BokujŇć Monogatari: Harvest Moon for Girl (2000) PlayStation, PSP (+2 more) Simulation, Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Craft the World (2013) Windows, Macintosh (+2 more) Strategy
n/a
box cover thumbnail CryoFall (2019) Windows Simulation
n/a
box cover thumbnail Don't Starve (2013) Linux, Windows (+2 more) Action
7.7
box cover thumbnail Final Fantasy XI Online (2002) PlayStation 2, Windows Role-playing (RPG)
5.9
box cover thumbnail Final Fantasy XIV Online (2010) Windows Action, Role-playing (RPG)
5.7
box cover thumbnail Forager (2019) Windows, Nintendo Switch (+5 more) Action, Simulation, Role-playing (RPG)
7.4
box cover thumbnail Furvilla (2016) Browser Simulation
n/a
box cover thumbnail Harvest Moon (1996) SNES, Wii (+2 more) Simulation
7.7
box cover thumbnail Harvest Moon 3 GBC (2000) Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DS Simulation
n/a
box cover thumbnail Harvest Moon 64 (1999) Nintendo 64, Wii U Simulation
7.6
box cover thumbnail Harvest Moon DS (2005) Nintendo DS Simulation
6.5
box cover thumbnail Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness (2007) Nintendo DS Simulation, Strategy
6.5
box cover thumbnail Harvest Moon GB (1997) Game Boy, Game Boy Color (+1 more) Simulation
7.3
box cover thumbnail Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (1999) PlayStation, PSP (+4 more) Simulation
7.4
box cover thumbnail Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (2003) Game Boy Advance, Wii U Simulation
7.7
box cover thumbnail Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley (2010) PSP Simulation
n/a
box cover thumbnail Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town (2003) Game Boy Advance, Wii U Simulation
7.5
box cover thumbnail Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland (2001) PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 (+1 more) Simulation
7.3
box cover thumbnail Hay Day (2012) iPhone, Android (+1 more) Simulation
n/a
box cover thumbnail Hocus Potions (2019) Windows, Macintosh Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon (2006) PSP Simulation
6.7
box cover thumbnail Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon... (2007) PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 Simulation
n/a
box cover thumbnail MapleStory 2 (2018) Windows Action, Simulation, Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Minecraft (2010) Linux, Windows (+2 more) Action
7.9
box cover thumbnail Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition (2014) PlayStation 4, Xbox One Action
8.3
box cover thumbnail Minecraft: Pocket Edition (2011) Android, iPhone (+3 more) Simulation
6.2
box cover thumbnail Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (2012) Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Action
8.2
box cover thumbnail NieR (2010) Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Role-playing (RPG)
7.0
box cover thumbnail One Lonely Outpost (2023) Windows Simulation
n/a
box cover thumbnail Persona 5 (2016) PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 Role-playing (RPG)
9.1
box cover thumbnail Plants vs. Zombies (2009) Windows, Nintendo DS (+14 more) Strategy
8.4
box cover thumbnail Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (2014) Nintendo 3DS Role-playing (RPG)
8.0
box cover thumbnail Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (2021) Nintendo Switch Role-playing (RPG)
7.1
box cover thumbnail Pokémon Diamond Version (2006) Nintendo DS Role-playing (RPG)
8.1
Pokémon Dream World (2010) Browser Adventure, Simulation
n/a
box cover thumbnail Pokémon Emerald Version (2004) Game Boy Advance Role-playing (RPG)
7.6
box cover thumbnail Pokémon HeartGold Version (2009) Nintendo DS Role-playing (RPG)
8.5
box cover thumbnail Pokémon Moon (2016) Nintendo 3DS Role-playing (RPG)
7.9
box cover thumbnail Pokémon Omega Ruby (2014) Nintendo 3DS Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Pokémon Omicron (2013) Windows, Macintosh Role-playing (RPG)
n/a
box cover thumbnail Pokémon Pearl Version (2006) Nintendo DS Role-playing (RPG)
8.2
box cover thumbnail Pokémon Platinum Version (2008) Nintendo DS Role-playing (RPG)
8.0
box cover thumbnail Pokémon Ruby Version (2002) Game Boy Advance Role-playing (RPG)
7.9
box cover thumbnail Pokémon Sapphire Version (2002) Game Boy Advance Role-playing (RPG)
8.0
box cover thumbnail Pokémon Shining Pearl (2021) Nintendo Switch Role-playing (RPG)
7.4

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