The Seedby recursor - 48 Hour Compo Entry
Three weeks after the passing of your grandfather you receive a package in the mail.
Wondering what it could be, you hurry into your office and grab the box cutter.
The box flaps give way and out comes a dirt-filled pot, a letter, and a strange looking
seed protected in a plastic box. You open the letter and read it:
As you know my affinity for all things botanical has lead me to many parts of the world.
Just before I became ill, I took a trip to India where I tracked down a man known
in the botanical world for having many fine seed specimens. He and I had dealings before and
he owed me a big favor for saving his life during the Indian creamsicle tramplings. I wanted
to do something for you to both encourage your interest in botany and perhaps better your future.
The seed enclosed with this package is very special. It is rare. So rare, in fact that there is
no other like it on all the Earth. It's properties and age are unknown, but my friend speculates
that it could have been around during the creation of the world. If you are able to make it
produce berries or fruit or whatever it has then it is quite possible you will posess something
that no one else has. Depending on the properties of the product of this seed, it could make
you very rich. I've enclosed a special pot for you to use should you try to grow
it. Remember, every plant needs at least 3 things to survive: water, light, and food. Depending on
how much you give or withold these three things during its growth it could very well
affect what it produces.
Ensure that the plant has enough of each of the 3 elements it needs to grow.
Note the 3 bars in the upper right corner. Each is divided into 3 zones that represents how long the plant has been lacking (below the left-most vertical bar), adequate (between the 2 vertical bars), or lavished (to the right of the vertical bar) in the particular element. Play around with getting the bars in different zone combinations to see what kind of berries you can produce! There are two stories behind each berry that you find.
There are 15 different kinds of berries and each can be identified by its shape and color.
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