Forest Poems

Be a poet and plant trees!

A small 'game' experiment by Rat King - Friedrich Hanisch (programming) and Jana Reinhardt (graphics). Made within 36 hours.

Controls:

  • Forest mode: Move around with LMB + drag or WASD/Arrowkeys / Zoom with Scrollwheel
  • Plant mode: Click on the buttons to plant trees / Press "Done" when finished and then add it to the forest

The reforestation of the planet is one of the things we can do to reduce the CO2 in the atmosphere and stop the greenhouse effect. This project wants to raise awareness to this fact.

TRY IT NOW!

Voting results

Climateness
2nd
8.333
Changeness
3rd
6.167
Jamminess
4th
5.833

This game entered in the Ranked competition (8 entries).

Info

Collaborative forestation with small poems

Links

PLAY ONLINE

Author

ratrogue

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Comments (7)

Raindrinker
a month ago

Oh, this is just so lovely. Amazing concept.

Tushar
a month ago

Interesting concept. It can become a great social application or game(like Second Life) if it is worked upon. Maybe some form of structure to the poems can be added? Nonetheless, an intriguing game.

SavedByZero
a month ago

I love the concept and the art. My main critique (naturally there's always a negative, no matter what you make, right?) is that the poetry and actual forest building could be linked a little more clearly. What determines what poetry I get?

As a writer myself, I might like the idea of putting together my own lines of poetry and seeing trees sprout based on what I assemble. I know that's ambitious though.

ashtok897
23 days ago

Nice concept and good art too. It can be further developed into something better by making the game more clearer and adding a few more things to do in it. Developing a good and communicative UI will help alot.

Wan
23 days ago

Great little idea! I want to grow more poems now, and am keeping the tab open so I can do it here and there (I wish it had a real time timer so I could see how much time I had left to wait). It's an idle game of sorts in the end :)

The wait aspect is an elegant nudge to make us check out (and possibly donate to) the links you put on the home page.

Some features I wish the toy had to feel more complete:

  • Be full page rather than the default Unity size
  • Support setting a nickname so we can have fun discovering who wrote what
  • Maybe figure out a system to collaboratively trace forest paths that combine tiles into actual poems (eg. every 3 tiles you get to mark a tile as a continuation of a poem path, every 15 you can start a new poem using a specifically marked tile. Poems can't cross each other)

Anyway these are suggestions off the top of my head but all in all it's a great idea and a solid 36h implementation.

ratrogue
22 days ago

@Wan We actually might do an extended version in the near future - thanks for the suggestions :)

gpu_cc
5 days ago

Quite lovely. Nice graphics and I enjoyed the font.

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