Computer games allow us to adopt new lives and see the world from different perspectives. FoAM has been working for a number of years on using games to strengthen the connection between plants and people. Our latest approach takes popular games such as FarmVille as inspiration, but explores what would happen if these games were infused with aspects of permaculture, and where “plant spirits” help or hinder you as you discover a world organised by companion planting. Germination X is a project to experiment with technology and research from the LIREC project and use it in an online multiplayer game.
Created: 28 Sep 2011 / Updated: 23 Oct 2021