February 18, 2011
You have inherited a posh mansion with a garden that used to be really amazing, and your task now is to restore it!Living in a dusty town, you certainly missed the times when you could walk out of your house and see wonderful flowers and trees. Now your dream is coming true! And you will be helped by the butler who arranges whatever you buy for your garden and takes care of all trees and plants.
Where can you get the money from? It is as simple as this: arrange a sale and get for your customers the antique artefacts that they are interested in. This game combines two genres: searching for hidden objects and managing funds to design your dream garden. Go around all rooms of the mansion and find the objects that your customers want to buy. In your search you can use the following hints: thermometer (which will show to you if the location of the required object is close – “hot” or far – “cold”), camera (which will highlight the ordered objects) or the hint button. For each object you will certainly earn money, the sum is shown next to the name of the object. The list is provided in the left column of the screen, and whereas some objects are named directly, some should be searched by the name of the category (e.g. “a musical instrument”, “a piece of jewellery”, etc.) In this case, once you press the hint button, the picture of the object will appear next to the object category. Oh, and do not forget to collect golden coins scattered all over the house as they will also add you points for purchasing stuff for your garden. Time for the search is limited, however it is quite enough for you to locate whatever object on the list you need.
Once the money is collected you may start reconstructing your garden. Here everything depends on your fantasy and taste, and you will be offered several categories to choose from: benches, fancy fountaints, dog’s kennel, statues, green fences, etc. Be creative and do your best when decorating your garden, because the nice garden will increase the number of potential customers for your antique stuff.
The game process is quite interesting as you will hear different sounds, see the batterfly moving her wings, seat on the bench or play with the dog in your garden. This game is funny and pretty, and demands quite a bit of attention. So it will be interesting for both lovers of hidden object games and those who like economical and design games.
If you like this game you may download the full version of Gardenscapes.