“Why was free Playground changed to paid Play Garden?”

As many of you know, we released Playground pack in summer 2013 as a free pack, as our answer to the ever-popular demand for more freebies.

However, in October 2013, Playground was unpublished, and in January 2014, it was re-released with several items added (such as a tree house or swinging bridges). Under the name Play Garden, the pack is now sold for 3 Euros.

Why did we change this? There were several reasons for this. Pavel summed them up really well in an email to one of our users who asked us about the change. The email is very sincere and gives a full answer, so I might as well quote most of it here for the rest of you who might be interested: more..

Announcing Inner Garden: Landmarks

We are currently working on a “deluxe” expansion pack called Landmarks which will contain mostly iconic garden buildings that dominate the landscape. It should be released more..

Introducing Flower Garden 1 Expansion Pack

Introducing Flower Garden 1 Expansion Pack

Making this pack was an easy choice for us: everybody LOVES flowers, right? From tiny wildflowers to gorgeous “thoroughbread” varieties, they lighten up otherwise monotonous environments like sparkles of color and joy. more..

50% sale on ALL packs!

In order to celebrate one million downloads on Google Play, we have discounted all packs by 50% for a limited time! Here is the nice thing: if we can get at least twice as many people buy the packs, the discount will be made permanent and everyone will benefit – we will have more users, and you will have cheaper packs!

So if you want our all packs to be more affordable, buy something now for the discounted price and spread the word about Inner Garden! Thank you all!

SALE: 50% off of Classic Garden for one day

Inner Garden has reached the 250,000 download mark today! To mark the occasion, we discounted the Classic Garden expansion pack by 50% for one day, from April 10, 3 P.M.  till April 11, 3 P.M.  (GMT) Thank you all for your support!

Google Play featured Inner Garden

Last Friday, we were fortunate enough to be granted featured placement on the front page of Google Play store.  The featured apps are hand-picked by the Google Play Editorial Board to represent the cream of the crop among hundreds of thousands of apps on Google Play. Therefore, we are really honored that Inner Garden was invited to join in such a good company.

Featured apps usually see a substantial increase in the number of downloads which is the case with Inner Garden as well. Pavel and I are really happy we have a lot of new users trying out our app, commenting on it, building gardens, leaving meaningful feedback. We hope that with the help of you, our users, we can build and sustain a generous and kind community of people who like art, gardening and spirit of peace, exchanging gardens, tips and good mood in general!

As always, I’d like to encourage you all to get in touch with us and tell us what you like as well as don’t like about Inner Garden, what you would like to see in the updates and to show us your gardens.  You can do this via our Facebook, comments here or even e-mail.

But most importantly:  spring is finally here! :)

Introducing Architecture 1 Expansion Pack

Introducing Architecture 1 Expansion Pack

Based on user feedback, the brand new expansion pack offers more man-made structures of different flavors for your garden! Most of them are iconic mainstays of garden design, from Japanese style bridge familiar from the Claude Monet waterlily paintings, to red Scandinavian hut, with log cabin, greenhouse and more! The mood of your garden can now range from modern luxurious (with a villa and swimming pool) to old-world-dreamy (with old stone bridge overgrown with ivy and Roman pergola). The pack also includes more..

Update 2.0 with Collectible Cards is out!

After months of work, we are proud to announce that a major update of Inner Garden has been rolled out.  Besides small improvements and bug fixes, it contains a major new feature – Collectible Cards.

In real life, as you turn a plot of empty land into a living garden, you will soon get visitors – flowers and animals. Birds will build their nests in the bushes, butterflies will feed on your flowers and fish will abound in your rivers and ponds.

In Inner Garden, you can now keep a picture diary of your animal and flower friends! When they appear in your garden, you will see a camera icon. The icon is placed over the garden element which attracted the plant or animal.  For example, butterflies appear near flowers, birds in trees and bushes, fishes in water etc. You can simply touch the camera to “take a picture” and see it added to your growing collection!

The pictures are then stored in a collection where you can always find them. They are sorted into categories such as Birds, Bugs, Reptiles etc. As you build your collection, you can level up your categories. For example, once you collect all the birds from the base app, your birds collection will be marked as Level 1/4, which means you have finished the first level of four available.  To be able to collect additional levels, you have to get expansion packs. Each expansion pack contains an additional set of collectible cards.

All cards are hand-painted and represent actual species so you can also have fun not only collecting but also identifying them! And if you find it too hard, you can always ask fellow Inner Gardeners on our Facebook page.

We hope you will enjoy this new feature and get even more natural beauty and peace from Inner Garden!

Wildlife collectible cards on the way!

Wildlife collectible cards on the way!

In just a couple of weeks, we will be rolling out a new major feature for Inner Garden: wildlife and flora collectible cards. As you build your garden, you will be able to find various animals, birds and flowers, take picture of them and store them in your collection. more..

More reviews & greetings to Thailand!

More reviews of Inner Garden appeared on the web:  Ask your Android called IG  “a wonderful app that will undoubtedly lift your spirits and put a smile on your face” and No Brainer  App Reviews recommended Inner Garden praising the “superb” quality of art and music.

We have noticed an interesting thing – about one half of all downloads so far comes from one country – Thailand. To be honest, we have no idea why! If you happen to be a Thai user and you’re reading this, please drop us a line telling us how you’ve discovered the app. We would greatly appreciate this feedback to be able to get the app to more potential users.  You can either post to our Facebook , or you can find an email address in the “About us” section.  Thanks and greetings to Thailand! :-)

Right now, we are working on a killer new feature for Inner Garden so stay tuned for more news or like our Facebook page to keep in touch!