A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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languages: english / 日本語 / deutsch / español / français / bahasa indonesia / 한국어 / português / русский / 简体中文


Once upon a time, there was a princess in a tower.
A brave hero went to save her... but it didn't work out.
He's pretty good at gardening though!


In this fantasy gardening visual novel and clicker game, play as a fairytale hero and help him garden, since saving the princess didn't go that well.

Harvest berries, complete requests, and repair the town (that you destroyed)!



  • A really useless hero
  • Monsters who want to be your friend
  • Monsters who don't want to be your friend
  • Cute storybook-style art
  • Unlockable endless mode
  • Peaceful soundtrack to relax/harvest berries to



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Buy Now$4.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

aheroandagarden-1.01-linux.tar.bz2 53 MB
Version 1.01
a-hero-and-a-garden-osx.zip 68 MB
Version 1.01
a-hero-and-a-garden-win.zip 62 MB
Version 1.01

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Thoroughly addicting. npckc has this impeccable way of writing characters you can easily relate with. It's extremely hard not to get attached to these characters. This is a very complete story with a lot of depth. Simple gameplay that doesn't drag on. I haven't played the endless mode because I'm not a fan of idle clickers. 

The soundtrack is pleasant and I was surprised to find it was mostly by npckc this time instead of shidzumi. I liked npckc's tracks in A YEAR OF SPRINGS (I have a new ringtone now...), but one of shidzumi's was my absolute favorite. There's this really nice track in A HERO AND A GARDEN by npckc, though. It's still crazy to me that one person can write, draw, and do music for a game by themselves.

It's the small touches I noticed and really appreciated. Like the way character's names change when the protagonist's view changes. The way the world and these character's stories are built up little by little, as we find out what exactly the real story is behind "the incident".

There were times when I flipped between the English and 日本語 version of the game, wondering how the heck it could have been written in a different language. The different language versions offer quite a different flavor to each other.

I have only one piece of advice to offer: don't play this game at midnight, or you'll never get any sleep.

AUUUUGH. ALL THE WRITING IN THIS GAME IS TOO FREAKING GOOD!!! All of the characters contributing to a certain angle of understanding, redemption, acceptance, and belonging really makes it feel like a truly, fully-realized story!! I love all of these freaking characters!!!!! And the story they're in!!!!!!

And I guess I am kind of a freaking sucker for idle-ish games like this, where the gameplay is just clicking on something every so often to progress (accidentally ended up spending like 30 hours in a random other trilogy of idle games a week ago pff), and so, additionally, from my own perspective, this gameplay is perfect!!! The variance in grow speeds is spaced well enough, but special mention to the third fruit!!! It's a really excellent addition. Not that I think games where the time only ever goes up are flawed in some way, but that fruit being the way it is made me go "OH. THAT'S ACTUALLY REALLY EXCELLENT."

So!!! Perfect gameplay, perfect story, perfect characters, perfect developments...... and of course it has my favorite kind of writing in a certain other aspect, where most writers see a couple of characters of opposite genders (or even same gender in certain circumstances) and go "YEAH. DO IT LIKE THIS" (you know) and I'm just like "nononononono please why is this the default", so. Perfect for that, too!! Any story that goes that way is perfect in that aspect!!!!! Though I guess my problem with that concept is how it's executed, usually.... but, either way, in this circumstance, there's a perfect set of relationships!! And my favorite character is........................................ all of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Rutaboo but it's a close tie for second just a millimeter down)

In the end, self-reflection, repentance, forgiveness, acceptance, and friendship are all wonderful things, right? So. Thank you for making this game!!! And lighting a little flame in peoples' hearts to illuminate and make clear such wonderful ideals as the ones portrayed here!!!!!

despues de pasarme tu juego de te me recomendo este sigue asi tus juegos tienen una estetica tan climb y buena ademas me gusto mucho que tenga varias traducciones muy buen juego <3<3<3<3<3<3

What's the difference between the paid and the free versions?


this version has a new endless mode, a music player/gallery & hd graphics.

excuse me, what is that font that you used for this game?

it's a font i made myself.


I remember this game, it was soooo good this will fun to play when i have the funds:)

Is this going to be any different than the mobile version, or is it just a port?

this matches the new mobile version also released today (A HERO AND A GARDEN HD) which has a new endless mode, a music player/gallery & hd graphics.

oh, I see! I was confused, since I didn't realize this was an HD version. I love this game and so your work, so I'll be more than glad to continue supporting you.


This game looks super cute. I hope to be able to play it when I have the funds! :D