Prune

Prune

Cultivate what matters. Cut away the rest.


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 1.0.61
  • Updated: May 8, 2016
  • Requires Android: 2.3.3 and up
  • Installs: 100,000 - 500,000

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Descriptions


***TIME Magazine's Game of the Year 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 interface—it's just you and the trees
• Meditative music and sound design for you to zen out to
• No filler - 48 carefully chosen levels
• No IAP, no monetization strategy, no currencies
• Share screenshots of your unique tree creations with friends
• Sync progress across all your Android devices

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

"Breathtakingly beautiful design and gameplay work together perfectly for a tranquil, touching experience." - 4.5/5 Gamezebo

"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

"The game looks gorgeous, the music is delightful, and the controls are intuitive for the platform." - AppAdvice

----- AWARDS -----

• Official Selection - IndieCade 2015
• 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

Reviews


4.5
3,613 total
5 2,380 
4 802 
3 254 
2 92 
1 85 

  • Prune
    Published date: June 7, 2017

    My only regret is that it doesn't have a creative garden mode where I can have multiple trees (or infinite). I got really into the puzzles in the game and beat it fairly quickly (about 3 hours). Now I really don't know what to do with it as the final creative level is sort of a build and delete on repeat with no sense of fulfillment. Cheers to the makers though. This is one of the most beautiful game experiences on mobile. Full Review

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    Chris Hansen Published date: August 7, 2016

    Beautiful Game This game is a terrific experience. The graphic design and music are beautiful. Each level is like playing in a work of art. It's a relaxing game that is almost meditative in nature. The controls are simple and the game is never so hard that it feels stressful. I'd love to see more levels added eventually, although the game does provide additional challenges once you've beaten it (such as growing blue flowers). Highly recommended! Full Review

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    Chloe Greenie Published date: November 4, 2016

    The best Such a calm and relaxing game that still manages to put you on your toes! Can be tricky but the graphics and soothing sounds really keep you relaxed! I tried to challenge myself to see how tall I could grow my tree with pruning and omg. It can go on for a long time with the right cuts! Challenging and beautiful! Just what I look for in my games and this one is definitely both on point! Full Review

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    JSSell25 Published date: July 17, 2017

    An excellent example of mobile game development. A deceptively simple core mechanic is used with surprising variety to create a challenging and intriguing puzzle game with a unique asthetic. My only gripe is the lack of any real explanation of the later growth mechanics. They're mostly straightforward enough that you can figure them out, but it can be annoying. Full Review

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    Tyler F Published date: August 8, 2017

    Great concept. Controls are lacking however. Moving your field of view with two fingers and zooming in and out all while trying to keep up with pruning is a challenge, especially on later levels when there is no room for error. Maybe on a screen greater than 5 inches it would be more enjoyable. $3.99 seems a bit high. Full Review

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    Hilary G Published date: January 9, 2017

    Challenging yet peaceful This makes me want to prune trees in real life! Although there would be a lot more waiting involved... I love that this game makes me think but doesn't make me frustrated when things don't go my way. I'm happy to just try again. Highly recommend! If only there more levels! Full Review

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    Dustin Bartlett Published date: May 5, 2017

    I like this game it has a lot of potential. But, it's over priced, payed $4 for an app that I beat in less than a day. The camera keeps moving and zooming in as you're playing which is very annoying and aggravating, if i zoom out it will zoom back in. ADD MORE LEVELS! It's an amazing game but $4 is outrageous for a very short and simple game I feel like i waisted money. Full Review

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    Robbit 73 Published date: February 25, 2017

    Enjoyable and relaxing. At least at first. It loses a star for the aggravation that comes later. I'm all for increased difficulty but it's out now place this game. The intensity wouldn't be so bad if the slightest pruning adjustment didn't disproportionately change growth patterns from on attempt to the next. Full Review

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    Almos Rajnai Published date: September 23, 2016

    Amazing estatics This app is an artwork as well as a game. Original idea, flawless implementation, breathtaking audio-visual experience. I wish there would be more games like this, but the masses want mainstream rubbish. Looking forward to your next project! Full Review

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    Sakura Fruit Published date: August 30, 2016

    Helped me emotionally at the right time I have always been someone who clung on to things even if they had a tiny bit of value to me. I found it hard believing that giving up things could lead to better things. I am very insecure of loosing relationships and try so hard to keep them close but i am still so unhappy. My dating relationship was not going well and it recently ended. I find that I feel more free everyday even tho it hurts. I know I am that tree who's finally cut away a big branch and growing towards the light :') thank you. :) Full Review

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    Jenny Sherman Published date: January 19, 2017

    Beautiful, simple but challenging, and completely relaxing. This game takes me to a space where I don't worry about any grievances; I just focus on growing my tree in the right direction, and I pick myself up and try again when I have failed (forward). Full Review

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    Robin Keeler Published date: March 24, 2017

    Really enjoyed the game while it lasted. I'm older, not tech savvy and I finished this game in two days. Can't believe I paid for it! Fyi - I prune in real life and wanted these trees to look nice, but alas, that's not the real goal here. Full Review

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    Jason Diaz Published date: January 5, 2017

    Such a good game! Wish it was longer! Had a ton of fun with this environmental puzzle game. You grow a tree in the direction of sunlight to make it blossom. Cutting branches of the tree makes it grow more in the remaining branches. The growth is sort of randomized which means two people will have very different solutions to each growth puzzle. I really liked this game, I usually lose interest in mobile games quickly, but this one had me hooked, I completed 100% of the game in just a few days, and wish there was more now! Full Review

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    Ryan Harris Published date: January 1, 2017

    Fun, interesting game This game is well worth the dollar I spent to purchase it. The idea of the game is to go through each level, growing a tree and trimming it to specifications to allow passage to the next level. The game is simple, but gets challenging at times. Unfortunately, the game can be beat in under 2 hours (this includes blue star levels). If the developer were to add some sort of fun mode or unlimited Zen mode for trimming, this game would be perfect! Full Review

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    Erick Bickler Published date: August 15, 2016

    Great game, but short It's an amazing game, perfectly built with a mellow tone and simplistic graphics, however the shortness of it gave me only a few hours of play time before I finished it, and has little replay value. That being said I would still definitely recommend it. Full Review

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    Esther R. Hoffman Published date: July 11, 2017

    Everything is great... Except the audio has this awful Bluetooth glitch. And I mean awful. Everytime I'm connected to Bluetooth speakers or headphones, it sounds so bad I have to quit the app or shut off Bluetooth. Full Review

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    Private Private Published date: September 3, 2016

    Want to like but critically flawed Art and sound design is solid. Gameplay design is interesting, but the controls are obnoxious overall and the game literally cannot be completed. Finally gave up hope and uninstalled. Full Review

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    Shailesh Gusain Published date: December 30, 2016

    Beautiful gameplay with so calm music!! This is one of the most beautiful games I've ever played! Sound was calm and relaxing. Really short game, It took me only a few hours , I guess less than 2 hours , to complete it. Developer should be appreciated 👏 Full Review

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    slashr39 Published date: July 2, 2016

    Loved it and found one problem with it I loved it and played from start to finish, This was only 45 mins. Wish it were longer to give it the 5 stars it deserves. Really relaxing game but again it is just not long enough. Full Review

  • Prune
    Andrew Smith Published date: January 20, 2017

    A truly beautiful game. Very atmospheric, excellent gameplay, completely intuitive, and no particular faults. The blue flowers can be quite hard to reach, but the relaxing tone took away all the pressure. I also really like the hidden narrative. Full Review

  • Prune
    Eddie G Published date: March 13, 2017

    Very nice game, but desperately needs better optimization. My phone may not be the greatest (Alcatel Idol 3) but the framerate for such simple graphics should not be so low. It really interferes with the feel of the game. Other than that, the game is superb. Full Review

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    Christopher Carbis Published date: March 21, 2017

    Great game! Beautiful to look at & very relaxing as well. Once you start playing, it's hard to put it down. The only reason it's not 5 stars is it's short and leaves you wanting more. Full Review

  • Prune
    Starlit Bean Published date: January 5, 2017

    Nice graphics.. Fam library, achievements, save game, sign-in optional, choose acct, no in-app purchases, all that besides a great CALM game. Worth buying! (make more lol n thanks for the sale) Full Review

  • Prune
    Stephen Published date: January 3, 2017

    Great game, At first I thought it was too short, I finished all the levels in few hours. I realized that you can go through the game again trying to get the blue flowers (on certain levels). It is possible to do the first time through, but they are hidden, after you complete the game the blue flower locations are revealed. It's much harder and more satisfying the second time through. Still hope to see more original levels in the future for this paid game. Full Review

  • Prune
    Alex Akiba Published date: July 25, 2017

    Absolutely the best designed game I've played in a long time. With an app store filled with uninspired remixes of the same stupid game, Prune is a breathe of fresh air. A few levels a night before falling asleep puts you in a great mood, trimming away the the stresses of the day. Full Review

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    Theo Mallet Published date: January 5, 2017

    Almost great The point of the game is clear. Problem is the tree growth fps is lower than i expected, it feels choppy Full Review

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    Tobias Reich Published date: January 1, 2017

    Nice game Meditative, nice gameplay, good music. Overall relaxing experience. Just a bit sad you can't turn off the auto zoom. Makes things harder to control Full Review

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    Jay Dezi Published date: January 25, 2017

    Really great app. The controls can be a little tricky at times but an overall very enjoyable experience. One thing that would make it better would be a sandbox mode for making wallpapers. I love the aesthetic! Full Review

  • Prune
    nancy quinn Published date: March 22, 2017

    3/21/17- obviously the developers are not monitoring the site. Slide 2-9, info please? Or how do you move to the next plate. Still don't get it. Definitely not relaxing. Really ticked I wasnt the dollar. 3/20/20 I am a diehard and i seriously have always trusted KK. So, plate 2.9 is impossible. Once you hit the red, it kills the tree. Theres no option here. There are some light flashes at the rootbase. Are those meaningful? Enquiring minds want to know. Please help, Grasshopper. 3/17/17 I must be missing something. I've always trusted Kim Kommando, but I think I just wasted 99 cents. Next I think I'll try the "paint drying" app by this developer. Full Review

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    Kat Min Published date: July 17, 2017

    Great game, but I didn't find it quite as relaxing as so many reviewers said because there is time pressure. But it's definitely a cut above the rest. Full Review

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    Zak the profile 1 Published date: August 8, 2016

    Good game Small master peice ending was a little confusing but i dont think it was worth 5$ still good game overall Full Review

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    mitch ford Published date: May 8, 2016

    A breath of fresh air, stepping into the warm spring sunshine. This game is very calming, it allows you to step outside of yourself and align you're perfect symmetry I highly recommend it Full Review

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    Logan McCallie Published date: May 28, 2016

    Great game but gets challenging The only thing I don't like is how hard it can get, even though I may just suck at it Full Review

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    Pádraig Mac Published date: July 26, 2016

    Wonderful game, it's rare that I come across games that are so innovative and original. I've shown this to a lot of people, many of whom never play games and they all love it. Full Review

  • Prune
    Leah Broadby Published date: August 12, 2017

    Beautiful aesthetically, challenging but not so much that it takes away the serene feeling you get from this game. Lovely ambient music. If for no other reason I recommend Prune for how unique it is. Full Review

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    Paul Boldra Published date: January 13, 2017

    Very pretty, but not quite a game. More of a "media experience". I was finished in an hour, so a bit overpriced. Full Review

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    Katie Lowe Published date: June 21, 2017

    I just downloaded the game amd have yet to play, but the customer service is already a 10/10 because Some thing went wrong with play store and it took my money but i didnt get the game, so i emailed the company and they helped me fix the problem and offered a refund Full Review

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    waylon dunn Published date: February 7, 2017

    My favorite app! It's nearly perfect. Only wish there was an option for speed or perhaps a normal "game mode" and a much slower "bonsai mode". I'm not complaining though, I LOVE this app! Full Review

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    Kevin Guzman Official Published date: January 6, 2017

    An addictive experience!!! The game is such a pleasant experience. The concept is simple yet engaging and stressful at times but thats what makes this game so enjoyable and the art style is extremely beautiful and mesmerizing. So cool they added a feature for you to take a pic of your "work!" Full Review

  • Prune
    Joseph Eddy Published date: November 29, 2016

    Apparently Impossible The game is awesome and I'd give it 5 stars except that it appears to be impossible to get the blue flower/diamond on level 5-4? Full Review