You and the Garden is a collaboration with Ben Spalding, a fellow Digital Arts and New Media member. It is a first person game of exploration and intimacy. In the game, the player will explore a fantastic low poly garden, and in doing so, they will find that the garden is not empty, but is in fact inhabited by an artificial intelligence. This AI, or, 'the game itself', challenges traditional notions of AI which typically form under the genre of 'sexy robot AI' or killer AI. You and the Garden proposes an alternative in which the AI is a fellow player and collaborator in this exploration game.
As players progress throughout the course of play, they will learn they have access to an in-game console in which they can access all the same code as the AI.