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Joel McDonald

November 29th, 2015

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad

Price: $1.99

Category: Games

Updated: Oct 15, 2015

Version: 1.0.32

Size: 67.9 MB

Language: English

Seller: Joel McDonald

Rated 4+

Requirements: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Customer Ratings

Current Version

(305 Ratings)

Prune by Joel McDonald

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***TIME Game of 2015***
"Unlike anything I've played before... the kind of experience I want to pull out to show my friends." - The Verge

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
Synchronize 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.

----- RECEPTION -----

"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 1.0.32

Prune is now available in all of the following languages:

• Chinese (Simplified)
• Chinese (Traditional)
• English
• French
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
• Korean
• Portuguese (Brazilian)
• Russian
• Spanish

Oh, and we have a handful of other improvements as well:

• Reduced battery drain
• Performance optimizations - should especially improve some of the later levels
• Better support for iOS 9
• Level tweaks
• Blue Stars - made some presentation changes so they should be more obvious upon completing the game
• Miscellaneous bug fixes

Thanks for playing, and if you like the game a review would be much appreciated!

Customer Reviews

Beautiful and Ugly (3 stars)
Let me start by saying that I was really captivated by the start of this game. It doesn't give you a ton of guidance about how to start but it's very intuitive if you just start playing. While the growth of the tree can be a little finicky, the barrier for retrying is virtually non-existant.

The reason why this isn't a five star review is because of how much the game lags on my device, to the point where the game became nearly unpla

delightful (5 stars)
i'm a cheapskate... i literally never drop $4 on an app. instead i patiently wait for sales or get by on free games. i even more rarely bother to write reviews. on a hunch though (and with a persuasive cocktail in my hand) i pressed my thumb to purchase this game.

i've only had it for an hour and i'm already in love! it's absolutely your kind of game if you appreciate no stress, zen-like casual games ala Monument Valley. i'll be di

No new levels? Ehh... (3 stars)
This game is good and kind of addicting once you get into it. You can finish the minuscule amount of levels in about 2 hours, though, and then after that the game is kind of just wasting space on my phone. I'm going to end up deleting it unless the game has some kind of cool feature or new levels added any time soon, but honestly this app was one of those where it's fun for a day or two then you never touch it again.

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