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"Atmospheric and contemplative, the game explores the experience of being stranded in your house, cut off from the outside world by the encroaching storm, with only your potted plant for company. Your objective is to keep this plant alive."

– Chiara Harrison Lambe, Kill Screen

"Its players' objective is to keep an indoor plant alive (and in so doing, to survive the tedium of being trapped themselves). If you water the plant with tainted tap water, it will die. Each day you must water it; you can also listen to the radio and look out the window. Each game lasts a week, though players have the ability to fast forward time, or linger on an experience, as they experience the feeling of waiting for water to recede, and for life to resume."

– Bruce Lampros, Art Papers, May/June 2016

Created as part of Indie Grits 2016's Waterlines project.

"when the flood hit, much of the city was inaccessible.

Dams burst, bridges failed and roads were impassible under pools of water. Pipes burst, tainting the drinking water supply. There was not much to do but wait for conditions to improve and resources to return to capacity."

–Seth Gadsden
Waterlines curator, Indie Grits co-director


Michelle Skipper: Lead Designer
James Owens: Writer
Danny Oakes: Environment Artist
Chris Johnson: Composer
Cecil Decker: Sound Designer

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
(36 total ratings)
Tagsartgame, depression, historic-flood, plant-sim, south-carolina, waterlines


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Water Me (osx).zip 507 MB
Water Me (win).zip 500 MB


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It take forever to download the gamon window. :/

really? it took me 1 minute :/


i took care of my plant but it KEEPS ON DYING!!! fun game though


I cannot download anything on the mac version it just dosen't work

Weeeeeeeird. I just re-uploaded the files, maybe that will fix. If it doesn't I can send you a direct link!


It worked this time thank you :)

The download link for mac doesn't exist.. apparently..


As instructed, for Windows version I clicked the 'Pop-up Blocked' Icon next to the bookmark button, clicked allow, and it says the link isn't available anymore? Help would be appreciated.

The mac version won't let me download even on the app

The mac version won't let me download even on the app

Really Enjoyed this Game just a shame the plants didn't talk back, Made me realise I was just talking to an inanimate object and my life was crumbling in an apocalypse :P R.I.P Geoffrey & Geoffrey 2.0

i like plants

The download link is not working D:

Really fun to play, but maaaan is it hard

Very enjoyable. I just wish we could take care of the plant a little longer.

Hi! This game is a cool little game with some unique concept and I made a video on youtube in INDONESIAN! Check it out! TERIMA KASIH!



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Simple game, but loved the execution of the concept. I added it to my list (at number 6) for some of the games I played recently. That's not a rank, just the order I edited them in. Good luck with any future projects. I always love games with a message!


Is there a way to keep the plant alive?



thank you

Interesting experince. I wish it lasted longer thou...

I can't download it to play :(


me too

download it through the itch.io app on your computer

are you from windows?

it was a nic gamer i injoyed

whats hapening to the water?

No way watering a plant should be this process-intensive.

Made a video of your game! It's actually awesome! Check my review if you want!

I can't download ;-;

download it through the itch.io app on your computer

I can't download help

download it through the itch.io app on your computer

Did a review of this on my channel. Check it out if you want :)

cool voice


Thank you!

played the game but am i missing anything???????

No point to it. The plant can't stay alive longer than 5 days. Am I doing something wrong or is this just ohw long the game is?

Each game lasts a week. Which means a playthrough is fairly short. It's a very specific experience, responding to a big event in our team's lives. We are thankful you played even if it did not resonate with you


It wont download :(

Nevermind, I had popups disabled

glad it worked! a lot of people had this problem. we apologize.

Thats okay! I enjoyed the game aswell, broke my heart a little bit too. :'(

wait I'm on Mac and the popup is still showing up its just not downloading... Help?

Water Me is an interesting game and that I think has a lot of potential.

The main premise of the game is that you're stuck inside during a massive rainstorm/flood and you have to keep a plant alive. Spoiler alert: I think no matter what you do, the plant is destined to die, which I think is the point of the game.

One cool thing is that the more you engage with the plant in terms of talking to it and feeding it, the more it grows.

Inevitably though, the plant dies at the end, speaking to the futility of life and how no matter what we do, sometimes we cannot change everything in our life, which is a cool concept to explore in a video game.

There isn't much depth to the game and you can literally finish it in less than 5 minutes, but it's still an enjoyable experience nonetheless and it runs really well with little to no bugs.

I made a Let's Play of Water Me so I hope you check it out and let me know what you think. Enjoy!


I probably missed the point of the game, but it entertained me for a bit. Good game, wish I could have saved my poor plant Ernest :(

So I need to ask.... Is everyone just missing something, and it IS possible to keep the plant alive? Or is this a message about the futility of life?

it's a really specific experience. The game was created for an art show responding to a historic flood that decimated our city in 2015. we are thankful you played it, even if it didn't resonate completely.


I see. I'm a little sad I couldn't get through the game. If it makes you feel better, I did play through multiple times in effort to make the plany survive. I'm sorry to hear this was based off a real life event, I hope your city is recovering well.


I played a little bit of this on my channel, is there anything here im missing?

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I can't get the "water_me_ver1_win.zip" version to download. Did the button break?


some users have had issues with pop up blockers preventing the downloads.

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No other games on this site have refused to download, and I don't get any notification saying something was blocked. :(

Just in case, though, I turned off my adblock and tried again, but it still won't download. :/


So for some reason, Dropbox wouldn't even let me sign in, let alone open the download. :/

I did, however, discover the itch.io app, and was able to successfully install and play. Thank you for trying to help, though. It's a very nice game.

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Very cool game! https://youtu.be/GcbMq7zW5Ek


I cried.


You're game look really cool and nice :) !

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