"Overoptimistic plant takes care of you" is a game made for #selfcarejam

You're a mess

You hardly take care of youself

A friend has gifted you a very special plant

One that can't die and will take care of you


My drawings are terrible, but I have fun while making them, so a hand-drawn project seemed like a good idea for a jam where you're supposed to do something that makes you happy.

The plant will grow regardless of your actions, you can just speed the process up a little bit.

If you write nice things (or just whatever you feel like) it'll grow faster. If you play music it'll grow faster. If you use the magnifying glass to spot ladybugs it'll grow faster.

Or you can just wait.

Wouldn't it be great to have a plant that takes care of you?

Game by Ludipe. Music by ForgottenDawn, DFerociousbeast and Keepwalking.


- Music might need some time to load on the web version.

- Skipped implementing more feedback based on player actions due to time limitation.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(13 total ratings)
Made withConstruct
Tagsgrow, peace, plant, quiet, selfcarejam, wait


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overoptimistic_win32.zip 55 MB
overoptimistic_osx64.zip 93 MB


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thank you.

this is incredible cute! i love the art work, and the concept.

for those who enjoy watching than playing, hope you enjoy it!

Thank you, this is great! :-)

Will add it to the game page.

thank you :D

this is so relaxing, i love watching the little plant do its best!

Green Bird is a great choice for a song, thank you.