Pocket Garden


By eriban, 2 years ago

Controls: D-Pad: [Arrows / WASD] - A: [J] - B: [K] - Menu: [U] - Home: [I]
Enjoy games at full speed with sound and lights on the Gamebuino META!
Emulator by aoneill


Pocket Garden is slow-play, low-interaction, screen-saver game. It is a game for dreamers, grinders, slackers and thinkers.

The latest version adds an adaptive, evolving music track. The player on this site does not support sound. To enjoy the music, download the game and play it on your Gamebuino or play the game from my website

You do not have to do anything. The garden will grow by itself.

However, if you want, you can occasionally tend your garden using the A button. If you time this carefully, this will revitalise it so you can enjoy it for longer.

You can use the up and down keys to speed-up and slow-down time. You can use the left and right keys to change the view. There's even a fancy plot that shows how well your garden is doing. However, you can ignore it if you wish.

Do whatever you like, it's your garden. Sit back and relax.


  • Four layers of Conway's Life running at 30 FPS
  • Additional decay and mutation background processes
  • Adaptive music that reflects how well your garden is doing
  • A plot that shows how well each layer is doing
  • Revive action with light effect feedback
  • Hi-score for interactive mode
  • Lo-score and hi-score for auto-play mode


Version 1.1 changes:

  • Adaptive music with a track for each layer in your garden
  • Further speed ups to screen drawing

Version 1.0 changes:

  • Add sound effects to flowers
  • Only generate sound effects for visible layers
  • Slowly ramp-up simulation speed
  • Only enable decay and mutation when layer is dying
  • Hide pop-up on key press

Poket Garden est un jeu à faible intensité similaire à un fond d'écran interractif. C'est un jeu pour glandouiller, rêver et passer le temps.

Vous n'avez rien à faire, le jardin pousse par lui-même.

Vous pouvez toutefois vous occuper du jardin de temps en temps en appuyant sur le bouton A. Si vous le faites au bon moment alors le jardin reprend vie et dure plus longtemps.

Les boutons haut et bas peuvent accélérer et ralentir le temps Les boutons gauche et droite permettent de changer la vue. Il y a même un panneau vous montrant l'état de votre jardin. Cependant vous êtes libre de l'ignorer.

Faites comme bon vous semble, c'est votre jardin. Asseyez-vous et détendez-vous.


  • Quatre niveaux de Conway's Life à 30 FPS
  • Processus additionnels de détérioration et de mutation en arrière-plan
  • Effets sonores liés à l'état du jardin
  • Un panneau montrant l'état du jardin
  • Action régénératrice avec retour lumineux
  • Système de scoring interractif pour jeu actif et passif

Last comments

Hannu Viitala
7 months ago

It was a long long time ago when I tried to do 4-color life with VIC-20, but it was too slow :slight_smile: I do not know if that can be found in internet, but the rules were like (do not remember exactly):

  • “If the rabbit is surrounded by N foxes, it will be eaten by a fox and so be replaced by a fox item”
  • “If the rabbit is surrounded by N grass items, one of grass items will be replaced by a rabbit”
  • “If the fox do not has any rabbit item as a neighbour, it will die and be repaced by a soil.”
  • etc.
7 months ago

Music is nice sometimes sample part is a little to much short before repeat but it’s a great works.

7 months ago

Hi Jicehel, there’s no rush. Happy to hear your thoughts when you’ve tried out the new version.

By the way, there are occasional artefacts when the music plays (minor pops and cracks). I do not know what causes it but will see if I can find the cause and fix it.