To celebrate the fifth birthday of Flower, which has recently landed on PS Vita and PlayStation 4, ThatGameCompany created a small competition in which everyone can win an exclusive Flower icon for the PSN. The competition question is simple, “Who would you plant a flower for?”
It’s a sad state of affairs but we are used to gamers on the internet being abrasive and rude, flinging abuse and death threats with gay abandon. With that in mind it is amazing that the thread on the official PlayStation Forums has become one of the biggest there has ever been, packed full of heartfelt comments, a selection of which I have posted below.
“I’d plant a flower for my students. I’m a college English professor, and I’d like nothing more than seeing them all bloom into confident, talented writers and readers.” – TwinBees0813
“I’d plant a flower for that sad kid I saw sitting by himself at the park yesterday. The next time his head is hanging low, he’ll see something nice that’ll make him smile.” – Punkship
“To my unborn daughter Mellanie, the future that could have been.” – Tenchworks
“I would plant for my older brother, who was shot and killed. The last game we played was ‘Flower’.” – RonnieJnr1999
“I would plant a flower for all the women who think they aren’t beautiful.” – Wrathofthepast
“I would plant a flower for all of those who became lost and were found by someone who cared.” – ShadowFox7685
“I would plant a flower for my best friend and lover. We are still working through hard times, and we need all the light we can get.” – Zephira_Hiroku
“I’d plant a violet on my friends grave because its her birthday on the 7th of march and it will be 1 year on the 6th of march . She was 24 when she got hit by a drunk…I miss her so much…Brianna. these violets are for you.” – Krowshnich
If you wish to add your own flower then head over to the official PlayStation forum.