thatgamecompany’s Critically Acclaimed, Award-winning “Flower” is now Available on the App Store
First launched on PlayStation 3 in 2009 by Sony Santa Monica and originally developed by thatgamecompany, Flower was well received by the media and fans alike and was praised for its breath-taking visuals and peaceful narrative. The title went on to be inducted into the permanent collection at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC), and contributed to a new generation of positive and mindful gaming. This in itself speaks volumes.
Flower lets you take control of the wind as you explore and navigate beautiful, lush environments using motion controls. Playing as the wind, you guide and grow a swarm of petals by interacting with other flowers and the surrounding environment. The goals and journey in each level vary, but all involve flight, exploration and interaction with the level. Flower’s gameplay offers different experiences, pacing and rhythm to all players. Along the way, the environment will pose challenges to your progress. Best part? There’s no game over screen – the gameplay is all about finding balance and harmony in your surroundings.
Overall, the game takes you on an incredibly personal and emotional experience, away from an external and stressful world. Flower’s gameplay encourages positivity. Published by Annapurna Interactive on the App Store, the game costs $4.99 (or INR 400).
Poetry in Motion
Never has a game immersed someone into the poetic beauty and serenity of nature quite like Flower. Feel the awe-inspiring moments as your actions illuminate the screen.
The game exploits the tension between urban bustle and natural serenity. As a player, you accumulate flower petals as the onscreen world swings between the pastoral and the chaotic.
Its simplicity allows for anyone to play and feel in complete zen and be uplifted by the game. By using the motion controller, you can control wind direction and lead the way across the varied landscapes.