Mobile and social game company Game Insight has announced the launch of Flower House on iPad. The game takes players to their own virtual greenhouse, where they’ll become an interior designer and floral expert, cross-breeding plants like irises, roses, jasmine or orchids (among others) to create fantastic hybrids.
In Flower House, players are given a windowsill for growing flowers. Players start with a single flower pot, but can purchase additional pots over time for growing more than one plant at a time. These flowers are then added to the player’s inventory, and can be combined in a hybridization machine to create entirely new plants. Combining a white lily and a red rose, for instance, would create a pink ‘rose lily.’
There are over 100 flowers to create in all, though not all are true-to-life. As each plant is grown and eventually cut from the vase (so the vase can be used again), the cut flower can be deposited into a windmill to receive multiple seeds to continue growing those same flowers in the future.
While players can grow random flowers, earning experience points and coins along the way, a quest system tells them exactly which plants to focus on to make the most progress. Gamers can also collect butterfly nets by completing these quests, and catch butterflies that flutter around the screen for extra rewards.
An energy system (in the form of water) limits the amount of progress gamers can make in a single session, as plants need water to grow and to hybridize. Plants also take time to grow. Users can wait for this water to recharge for free over time, or purchase it outright with real money.
In addition to flower pots, players can purchase decorative items for their windows, can invite friends to play the game alongside them and even share flowers with their friends. Flower House is now available to download for free on iPad.
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