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Joel Mcdonald

July 26th, 2015

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad

Price: $3.99

Category: Games

Updated: Jul 23, 2015

Version: 1.0.1

Size: 61.7 MB

Language: English

Seller: Joel Mcdonald

Rated 4+

Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

Customer Ratings

Current Version

(76 Ratings)

All Versions

(76 Ratings)

Prune by Joel Mcdonald

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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 interfaceit'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
Sync progress across all your devices using iCloud

Originally based on an experimental tree generation script, Joel McDonald carefully crafted Prune to perfection over the course of a year. Kyle Preston joined in to add his unique musical signature and sound effects.

----- AWARDS -----

Winner - Best Upcoming Game - 11th International Mobile Gaming Awards
Official Selection - Brazil's FILE Festival
Runner-Up - IndiePlus "Make Something Great" Contest
Official Selection - Out of Index Experimental Games Festival

----- RECEPTION -----

Prune is startlingly beautifully. - Peter Willington, App Spy

Has a wonderful parchment graphical style to it. - Rock Paper Shotgun

Keep an eye out for this one... - Jeff Scott, Slide to Play

Customer Reviews

Tutorial. Who, What, Where, When, Why? (5 stars)
I need a tutorial, for everything in life. Without a tutorial how am I to know that tho is actually spelled though? I need a tutorial for the tutorial because I just googled tutorial tutorial and got no results. That's great you spelled everything out for me but, I need a tutorial. When I go into my yard to prune some branches I'm like yo, where's the tutorial? I haven't eaten before cuz there's no tutorial. Tutorial. This game is amazing ju

A Piece of Interactive Art (5 stars)
This game is a masterpiece. The only games that I have enjoyed as much as this are Monument Valley and Alto's Adventure. Prune is well worth the price even though it is not a terribly long game. The gameplay is mesmerizing. I could easily play through all of the levels again several times without getting bored.
The only thing that I feel is missing from this game is a sandbox mode. A level where you could grow a massive tree with no goa

Growing Like a Weed (4 stars)
First, let me state that this is a great app/game/simulation. It has fabulous visuals and sound. And, the puzzles are truly neat and challenging.

My request of the developer however, would be to offer a slowed down, more meditative speed option. I was looking forward to playing this title as a stress relief, zone-out for a while sort of puzzle app - but the speed which your trees grow can be pretty frantic...putting it on the ver


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