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Flower is a permanent installation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. That tells you everything you need to know about this beautiful, multi-award winning release from Thatgamecompany.

Already a much-admired game on PlayStation, it arrives on the App Store with a number of improvements – more responsive motion controls, haptic feedback and slicker presentation.

Flower is a permanent installation at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. That tells you everything you need to know about this beautiful, multi-award winning release from Thatgamecompany.

Already a much-admired game on PlayStation, it arrives on the App Store with a number of improvements – more responsive motion controls, haptic feedback and slicker presentation.

I felt like a man growing up in the desert, who traveled to the sea for the first time.

Jenova Chen

Thatgamecompany’s director Jenova Chen clearly has a design philosophy quite different to most mainstream game creators. Flower, like his studios’ other multi-award winning creation Journey and the forthcoming Sky, is about much more than dudes shooting other dudes in a post-apocalyptic world.

When Chen moved from China to California, he was taken by the US state’s vast stretches of vibrant green. “I felt like a man growing up in the desert, who travelled to the sea for the first time,” he tells us. He wanted to share this experience, somehow, and began work on what became Flower.

It's literally a work of art. Flower is designed to be a game anyone can appreciate.

“Our hope was for it to be immediately accessible and for players to feel new emotional moments that are relevant to them,” explains Chen. “Audiences should be able to relax and check out Flower without worrying if they are capable of the challenge. I feel this is an important choice when inviting non-gamers to try something new.”

With its arrival on the App Store, Chen hopes that this new version of Flower can reach an even broader audience. “Flower on iOS will make it accessible for more users to share and play with loved ones. Our hope is that players will encounter the sense of awe of the vast fields of nature that originally inspired the game.”

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