A downloadable garden for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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This is an alien mushm gardn that takes real time to grow. If the gardn is open it will grow twice as fast, but be patient. It could be a few hours before you start to see growth either way. As soon as you first open the gardn it will begin, so feel free to come back the next day and see how it's doing!


Press the [up arrow] or [down arrow] to change the level of the ground to whatever is most pleasing to you. It doesn't affect growth and can be changed at any time.

Press [enter] to open the menu.

  • CLEAR MUSHMS: This will reset your gardn! Only select if you want to start over!
  • TIMELAPSE RECORD: This will let you watch a timelapse of the growth thus far and export a GIF after it plays. It will continue growing where it left off after the timelapse.

I created this is a fun mini-experiment as I worked with a friend on a larger installation piece called Nature Machn. Feel free to take a look at a timelapse of the larger project here: 

Updated 11 days ago
Published 15 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date 14 days ago
Made withPICO-8
TagsGardening, Life Simulation, mushrooms, nature, PICO-8
Average sessionA few minutes


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

mushm_gardn_v06_osx.zip 3 MB
mushm_gardn_v06_windows.zip 1 MB
mushm_gardn_v06_raspi.zip 1 MB
mushm_gardn_v06_linux.zip 657 kB

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