A downloadable game for Windows

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An astronaut has crash-landed on an alien planet, and it's started to rain... seeds.

Germination is an arcade-style platformer about surviving an onslaught of carnivorous flora by stomping on their heads. Chain consecutive stomps to double-jump endlessly and combo your way to bonuses and powerups.


  • A Nursery with Unlockable Plant Biographies and artwork.
  • Endlessly-looping Hard Mode with Steam Leaderboards.
  • Hand-drawn pixel animations and original soundtrack.
  • Difficult campaign hiding a deadly boss.

Remember to enter your steam key (included) to access the leaderboards.

Release date Apr 13, 2018
Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
AuthorsDot Operator, Ciirulean
Made withSFML
Tags16-bit, Arcade, Difficult, Endless, Pixel Art, Roguelite, Space
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any), Joystick
LinksSteam, Steam, Homepage


Buy Now$3.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

Germination 20 MB

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Extremely simple yet extremely punishing, Germination is an action platform we that has you (a little space duder) bouncing for your survival against an ever growing horde of plants on an alien world.

As with every good arcade game it has a steep learning curve as your character becomes faster and faster the higher you bounce. Frustrating, but it’ll grow on you...

Most definitely one to have on your radar if you donated to the Itch Io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality 🌱 💖 🌱 



this looks really neat! is there any possibility of a linux port?


Chaining bounce-on-space-plants platformer with wonderful pixel art and relaxing music. Came for the space plants, stayed for the bouncing.