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'Grow Up' Makes the Simple Act of Climbing a Joy

Some games are about saving the world. Grow Up just wants you to relax.
August 16, 2016, 4:00am

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One of last year's most delightful surprises was Ubisoft's Grow Home, a simple game about a robot trying to escape the planet he's been stranded on by climbing higher and higher. More than a year later, Ubisoft has returned with the more ambitious but still endearing Grow Up.

When I'm climbing, I'm happy. When I'm falling, I'm happy. Though Grow Up has lost some of that focus, it's in service of trying to provide more of that. There's still nothing else like Grow Up. In most games, you're excited to save the world. Here, satisfaction is climbing a tree. Grow Up is out today on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Follow Patrick Klepek on Twitter, and if you have a news tip you'd like to share, drop him an email.