©Joel McDonald

19th Entertainment Division Jury Selections



Joel MCDONALD [United States]


An interactive game where the player grows and shapes a tree through simple gestures. By swiping a finger across the screen, players can trim unwanted branches, letting the tree avoid obstacles and grow towards ample sunlight. By growing trees and bringing life to a forgotten landscape, players uncover a story hidden deep beneath the soil. As the story unfolds, the game begins to reveal depths that question the current society.