Prune | Best Apps and Games 17 August,2018


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

iPhone 6s

• 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


• 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

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• Official Selection – Out of Index Experimental Games Festival


“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

-Bug fixin’, also reduced load times and app size
-Added menu toggles for music and sound effects

© 2015 Joel McDonald