Prune 4+

Cultivate what matters

Joel McDonald LLC

Designed for iPad

    • $7.99



~ Apple Game of the Year 2015 ~
~ TIME Magazine Game of the Year 2015 ~

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 IAP, no monetization strategy, no currencies
• Share screenshots of your unique tree creations with friends
• Synchronize progress across all your devices using iCloud

----- RECEPTION -----

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

"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

Version 1.1.6

New levels! For the first time, there are 12 new, challenging levels to explore and perfect. You'll see them in the main chapter menu after you've completed the game.

Thanks so much for playing Prune and let me know if you have any issues or feedback at

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Editors' Notes

A rare kind of triumph, Prune takes a simple idea—pruning trees—and shapes it into a creative, deeply playable puzzle game. The visuals echo the style of Japanese painting in striking fashion, and the beautiful music instills a contemplative tone as you swipe to trim the limbs of a rapidly growing tree and guide it around obstacles. There’s no frantic pace, no demanding skills to master—only a quietly bewitching and unforgettable experience.

Spider Crawler ,

Don't be fooled - this is not about the gameplay.

It's probably best to approach this app as an exercise in casual relaxation, rather than a game. I made the mistake of investing too heavily in the gameplay itself - it is easy to be taken in by how clever and unique the concept is, which leads you to believe that the gameplay is central to the experience. It is not. Prune is about beauty and atmosphere, and not really about challenging puzzles. In that respect, it belongs in the same boat as Monument Valley.

I gave Monument Valley five stars, but Prune only gets four. That might not seem fair, but I found that the graphics, soundscape, and gameplay work together better in Monument Valley than they do in Prune.

Digi-Life ,

Serene and addictive

If you are looking for a gameplay look elsewhere. But if you are looking for a quiet place to relax and be entertained then this is for you.

The app creates a sanctuary from the "kill", "smash" and "destroy" themes providing a moment of serene enjoyment.

I love it.....You are left with craving for more. Perhaps the next upgrade could be for free for us loyal Supporters?.?.

App Privacy

The developer, Joel McDonald LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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