Archive for the ‘Blueberry Garden’ category

Blueberry Garden on Linux and Mac!

January 25, 2014


Exciting news! Programmer/musician Ethan Lee has ported Blueberry Garden to Linux and Mac – thanks so much for that!!! Follow him on twitter at flibitijibibo.

If you have already bought the game for Windows you should have access to these versions already. If not, get it here.

Take care,


Swedish Indie Pack!

September 11, 2012

My game Blueberry Garden is part of a bundle over at Steam. Ten Swedish indie games for $15!

I decided to put all my other games on sale during this period too, they can be found here, here and here for $1 each.

[UPDATE: The sale is over, thanks to everyone who bought any of my games!]

Take care,

Northern Lights Indie Pack

June 25, 2010

Get five great indie games (including Blueberry Garden) for 60% off!

Blueberry Garden in museums

February 5, 2010

A.L.I.C.E museum

Mediateca Expandida. Arcadia

Best of IGF 2009

Finally! Blueberry Garden 1.1

December 8, 2009

At last I have finished the first patch of the game. It shouldn’t have taken this long and I’m terribly sorry for that… I could give you a bad excuse or two but instead I will present what the improvements are:

  • Blueberry Playground — Brand new play mode where you can place fruits and creatures into the game world and see how they interact. Easy to use interface and a custom made level for your scientific pleasure!
  • Slightly redesigned level design — A more perfected experience that will work better for new players.
  • Museum Mode — This can be turned on only from the settings.xml file in the content folder. When on it disables the option menu and exit command. The game also restarts automatically if left unattended, perfect for exhibition environments!
  • Alternative key for teleportation — You can now use ‘H’ if your computer lacks a Home-key.
  • Added support for some more screen resolutions from the option menu — If you still need another one, tell me (or change the settings.xml file).
  • You can now use the mouse to navigate the menus
  • Improved stability — I hope that this version will remove quite a bit of the crash issues that some people have experienced

If you still feel a bit reluctant to buy the game, here’s a demo version you can try first (Steam not required).

Huge thanks again to everyone who has supported me!!!


Talking at Assembly

August 12, 2009



Last Friday I went to Assembly in Helsinki to give a seminar. The title of my talk was “Creating Blueberry Garden – how to get away with bad design choices (sort of)”. It went pretty ok and some nice people in the audience even wanted to get me as a speaker at their uni :)

Apart from giving the talk I mainly spent my time with Petri Purho and Cactus (who both were giving their own lectures) in some of the nice parks in Helsinki — great times!

Take care,


Indie Games Sale!

August 8, 2009

Great tip for everyone interested in indie games (and everyone else). This weekend Steam is having a huge  bundled sale and Blueberry Garden is included. Read more about it here! 75% off!!!

UPDATE: The sale has ended, big thanks to everyone who bought the bundle!

On Blueberry Garden’s Music, by Daduk

June 15, 2009
My piano

My Yamaha P80

Hello !

What an amazing destiny for these couple of piano tracks I published on the Internet a couple of years ago ! I was miles away from imagining that one day, they would be selected as the soundtrack of such a beautiful video game.

I hope you will enjoy listening to the music as much as I liked to compose it, and that it will add a little something to your journey through the garden.

I am sincerely grateful to Erik for bringing me into the Blueberry Garden adventure, from the release of the trailer to the San Francisco prize ceremony and now, for giving me this opportunity to blog about Blueberry Garden’s soundtrack, “Et Apres”.

Finally, I read many nice comments you left about the music: thank you so much for this ! I might one day publish the scores, but I am unfortunately not really good at writing them… I hope to tell a bit more about the stories behind the tracks in a future post.

You can find the album here


Game is out!

June 10, 2009

Ok, finally Blueberry Garden is up on Steam!!! =) =) =)

What a great and exciting journey it has been, thanks everybody for all the support and patience!

The only thing left now is for you to play the game — Get it here

Also, here is the new Official Blueberry Garden information page.

Take care,



June 9, 2009

Seems like there are some problems with the Steam release stuff, will probably take a little while to sort it out. I hope you have some patience with this, it’s the first time I’m doing this kind of thing you know. I’m terribly sorry and I will do all I can to get the game out as soon as possible!



June 8, 2009

Ok, so the game is supposed to be released very soon and to celebrate I decided to have a little party, chilling out in my apartment with some friends. I’ll update this post with pics of what’s happening as the evening progresses.


Blueberry pies!


Blueberry Garden Release Date

June 1, 2009


On Steam!

How soon is now?

May 31, 2009

Really soon.

But not today.

I’m sorry and I hope you won’t hate me.

Official press release will be reliable though.

Oh, and I’m so happy people want to play the game, I really hope you will like it…

Take care,



May 27, 2009



May 11, 2009


A lot of people have interviewed me lately and I thought maybe you want to read some of it:

“Of Blueberries and Gardening” by The Escapist

“Flying high in Blueberry Garden” by Tuna Snax

“Greenfingers: An Interview with Erik Svedäng” by The Reticule

“Ten Questions with Erik Svedäng” by Game and Player

“Interview: Erik Svedäng” by Act of Rage!

(I left out the ones in foreign languages and also forgot where to find some texts, please tell me if you have written something and want it linked.)

Thanks to all the interviewers!


I won

March 27, 2009

Seumas McNally Grand Prize 2009

It’s kind of crazy, thanks to everyone!

For those who wonder — the game is not out yet but I will release it for PC pretty soon, hopefully.

Take care,


San Francisco!

March 22, 2009

Blueberry Garden submitted to the Independent Games Festival!

November 1, 2008

I killed the bug!

October 23, 2008

The Birds in your Garden

June 11, 2008

Hi everybody, sorry for not posting anything in a long while. 

Here’s a couple of desktop images if someone is interested:


Take care,



May 25, 2008

Swedish Game Awards: Best innovation 2008!

Blueberry Garden nominated for Swedish Game Awards

May 18, 2008

Blueberry Garden will compete in the category “Best Innovation”!

Deadlines are approaching

May 5, 2008

Swedish Game Awards

April 6, 2008

Blueberry Garden is participating in the Swedish Game Awards this year. The organizers of the competition made a spotlight review with me, read it here.

Bird Flew By

April 1, 2008



March 26, 2008


Into the unknown

March 13, 2008


It’s been one week since I made the trailer for Blueberry Garden and I just want to thank everyone for showing such great interest in the game. It’s very motivating but a bit scary too!

I’m currently looking for playtesters so if you live somewhere in the western part of Sweden and want to try the game, please contact me.

Take care,


Blueberry Garden – Sneak Peek Trailer

March 6, 2008

I made a trailer today, watch it here.

Update: Here‘s a high resolution version of exactly the same trailer.

Kissing Couple

February 27, 2008


A Story from The Blueberry Garden

February 26, 2008


The birds and the party hats were living their peaceful lives at separate sides of the tower.

One day the birds decided to move to the other side of the tower where the party hats had their home. Since the birds could fly they ate all the blueberries before the party hats could reach them.

Now the party hats are dead.

Blueberry Garden page is official

February 23, 2008


Check out the new Blueberry Garden page here!

Name changes

February 23, 2008

Oops, two name changes in one day:

1. Flipside changes name to Flipside of the Divine. Why? There already exists a game called “Flipside”, actually it was made at the exact same time we made our game!

2. Landet changes name to Blueberry Garden. Why? “Landet” was a working title and I wanted some thing more international.

I hope you don’t hate the new names.

Take care,



February 21, 2008

A Garden

February 14, 2008



February 8, 2008

Filurer with party hats

There was quite a strong wind blowing in Landet today

February 6, 2008

Teaser screenshot from Landet

Concept Creatures

January 29, 2008


(Click on the image for a full view)

Which one would you like to see in the game?!

Announcing Landet

January 21, 2008


I have been working on this game for a very long time without any bigger success.

From now on I will focus all my time on completing it.