6 Nature Themed Games to Play this Earth Day!

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“Earth is not ours, we are earth’s” – Anamika Mishra

What is Earth Day?

First celebrated in 1970, this year marks the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day. It is celebrated annually on April 22 and is a reminder to protect the environment, restore damaged ecosystems and live a more sustainable life.

Games to Play on Earth Day

No Place Like Home – Full review here.

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Developer: Chicken Launcher
Released: 17th March 2022
Price: £15.49
Platforms: Windows
Available on: Steam
Engine: Unity

No Place Like Home is a casual farming sim set in a post-apocalyptic world full of trash. Players take on the role of Ellen and must recycle and rebuild in order to restore the family farm to its former glory complete with happy animals and plentiful crops!

Beasts of Maravilla Island – Full review here.

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Developer: Banana Bird Studio
Released: 12th June 2021
Price: £7.19 – £7.99
Platforms: Windows, Switch, (PS4 and Xbox TBA)
Available on: SteamEpiceShop
Engine: Unity

Beasts of Maravilla Island is a 3D adventure game in which players take on the role of a young wildlife photographer exploring Maravilla’s magical ecosystems to discover extraordinary creatures, learn their behaviours, and, most importantly, photograph their majesty. 

Natural Instincts – Full review here.

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Developer: Dreamstorm Studios
Released: 22nd July 2021
Price: £7.19
Platforms: Windows
Available on: Steam
Engine: Unity

Natural Instincts is a nature documentary sim in which players must manage up to six different environments and the wildlife that inhabit them. Players must guide and look after the animals, minimise the effects of natural disasters and manage populations, effectively playing God and controlling nature!

Plasticity – Full review here.

Plasticity Game Title

Developer: Student Project
Released: 24th May 2019
Price: Free
Platforms: Windows
Available on: Steam
Engine: Unity

Plasticity is a 2.5D puzzle platformer created by 30 students from the USC Games Programme in collaboration with its Environmental Studies Department. It was produced in an effort to inspire others to care for animals and the environment and to raise awareness of the long-lasting damage that single-use plastics are causing.

You can also check out our interview with the game’s director, Aimee Zhang, here.

Submerged: Hidden Depths – Full review here.

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Developer: Uppercut Games
Released: 10th March 2022
Price: £23.79 – £24.99
Engine: Unreal Engine 4
Platforms: Windows, Stadia, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Available on: SteamEGSPlaystationMicrosoftStadia Source

Submerged: Hidden Depths is a stand-alone sequel to the award-winning Submerged which was released in 2015. This colourful new adventure game follows a brother and sister as they explore the ruins of a sunken city finding and planting seeds in order to restore the environment.

Sprout – Full review here.

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Developer: Jeff NuszMindful Mammoth
Released: March 2007
Price: Free
Platforms: Windows, Mac
Available on: Steam
Engine: Unity

Sprout is a short, casual, botanical-puzzle-adventure in which players take on the role of a seed and must make friends, learn new skills and solve puzzles in order to become the mighty oak it was always meant to be!

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