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Grow a Tiny Empire in 'Little Sprout Garden'

If you build it, they will come, and play with your sticks

by Danielle Riendeau
May 26 2017, 4:00pm

All images courtesy of Valmay

Little Sprout Garden is a tiny, sweet, charming little garden sandbox that lives by its cute critters and their many interactions with the world you build for them. In it, you take control of a tiny space and decide where you want to spawn garden-y objects: trees, ponds, grass and wheat patches.

But you can also bring in little creatures (which, in my headcanon, are called "greebles"), who love to play around with the objects in your scene. They pick up sticks and brandish them like toys. They eat apples. They run around and group together and jump, and messing around with them is surprisingly fun. I started making domino-effect-like structures with sticks, and guided my greebles over to them using apples. Soon, I was done planting trees and sorting ponds, this was all about greeble manipulation.

I mean, they aren't even really called greebles. But they really should be.

You can download Little Sprout Garden or play for free in-browser on its itch.io page.