I'm really really terrible at taking care of plants. In my first year of university, I bought an ivy plant. Apparently Ivy is supposed to be one of the hardest plants to kill, but it certainly didn't stop me. I just get distracted by work and school and life, and before I know it I've got a rotting lump of herbage in a silly little pot.
But I love plants! I love looking at them and I love learning about them! So I was really excited when I heard about Viridi (which is a totally free game on Steam)! Created by Ice Water Games, the concept is simple enough; you grow succulents in real time. You select one of three starter sets, and then add to your pot from the nursery. You can spend real money on them if you want to, or simply redeem a free plant once a week.
The art is all super cute. All of the pots to choose from are adorable, and come with a cute little snail friend, who is always charmed by your singing. The music provides a really nice, calming mood to the game. There really isn't much to do, aside from watering your little leafy babies, singing to them, and watching them blossom. But there's something about Viridi that's just so satisfying, and keeps me coming back for more.
My life is a little on the hectic side, and I don't often have time for games that require a large commitment of time or effort. Viridi is just a really low-maintenance casual game that brings a smile to my face every few days or so.