EA Salt Lake

My Garden [Nintendo 3DS – Cancelled]

My Garden is a cancelled “garden simulator” that was in development by EA Salt Lake in late 2009, for the Nintendo 3DS. The game was nearly complete graphically, but it seems that the gameplay was not very good and it wasn’t very intuitive at all. The gameplay involved a mascot named Tanooki watching over you as you plant different color seeds that did different things. You could also spruce up your garden with objects like pinwheels. The My Garden beta had still no music, only sound fx. Some parts of the in-game text had dialogue dubbed, but only a few screens had spoken dialogue.

Some more info from IGN:

Players will be given six unique gardens to play, grow, and nurture. In order to advance, you must collect 300 unqiue plants with the help of the game’s guide and aid, Tanuki.

Tanuki will help you grow your plants by unlocking different suits that can attract certain animals to your garden. Shaking the 3DS will cause animals to leave while whistling can attract them.

There are also photo challenges in My Garden that players will need to complete to progress. Photos can be saved and shared with friends.

Thanks a lot to Gary for the contribution!