By Joel McDonald
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
~ Apple Game of the Year 2015 ~
~ TIME Magazine Game of the Year 2015 ~
Prune is a love letter to trees. A game about the beauty and joy of cultivation.
With a swipe of a finger, grow and shape your tree into the sunlight while avoiding the dangers of a hostile world. Bring life to a forgotten landscape and uncover a story hidden deep beneath the soil.
• A unique digital plant for your pocket
• Beautiful, minimalist art and a super clean interface—it's just you and the trees
• Meditative music and sound design for you to zen out to
• No IAP, no monetization strategy, no currencies
• Share screenshots of your unique tree creations with friends
• Synchronize progress across all your devices using iCloud
----- RECEPTION -----
"Unlike anything I've played before... the kind of experience I want to pull out to show my friends." - The Verge
"Wildly creative, totally addictive, and oddly soothing" - Entertainment Weekly
"Prune is a gorgeous and unique experience." - 5/5 TouchArcade
"Prune is an awe-inspiring work of digital poetry that transcends its initial subject material to explore a much larger, much more complex theme, in an articulate and powerfully moving manner" - 10/10 Pocket Gamer
"A collaboration that feels more like a dance than puzzle-solving." - Kill Screen
----- AWARDS -----
• Winner - Best Upcoming Game - 11th International Mobile Gaming Awards
• Finalist - IndieCade Festival 2015
• Official Selection - Brazil's FILE Festival
• Runner-Up - IndiePlus "Make Something Great" Contest
• Official Selection - Out of Index Experimental Games Festival
What's New in Version 1.1.2
A couple more iPhone X fixes/tweaks! Also fixed a small rendering issue. Happy pruning!
Thank you for your game!
I absolutely adore everything about your game— the music and sound effects are so calming and add a tangibility to all the on screen actions. The art design is easily my favorite part— the use of color as a guide throughout the different levels is really clever. Keeping the game mechanics straightforward helped me feel engaged with the game while still being able to actively enjoy the unique and beautiful world you created. Two of my all time favorite console games are Flower and Journey, and you have managed to evoke the sense of calm and focus I get with those games. I have not encountered a mobile game I have enjoyed as much as yours. I hope you keep making games, and I will definitely keep an eye out for them in the future! Thank you for your game!
It is both beautiful and has great gameplay. The puzzles are exactly right. Challenging but doable with some practice and effort. You really *want* to succeed! Incredibly lovely graphics. Engaging and relaxing at the same time. A perfect change from the usual frantic gameplay. I’d love to see new challenges, new color challenges like the blue levels. I’d happily pay for those! Not that it feels incomplete - I will just miss the game when I do that last blue level. Definitely a top ten game for me.
The timed levels ruin the meditative aspect
I love this app. It's beautifully designed, and generally a pleasure to play. I initially found it very relaxing, but the levels at which the plant burns, introducing a time constraint ruin that aspect. Other levels are challenging without being rushed, which is much more in keeping with the pleasure of the game.