Being A Tree Is More Exciting Than You Might Think

One of the magical things about video games is how they can let you experience a life you've never known. Like being a sentient animated tree!

How To Be A Tree started as an experiment by Jimmy Andrews, to see what would happen if you applied physics to a simple rendering of a branching structure. Now he's turning it into a full game, as you can see by the weird, fun trailer above.


You can follow the development on tigsource, and you can follow Jimmy on twitter. He'll also be showing the game at MIX LA on June 10th.

Watchlist is where we show off gameplay of new and upcoming games. You'll see some videos that aren't on the front page of Kotaku, and hopefully some games you haven't seen before!


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