Treemaker – a chilled-out feel-good physic based puzzle game
Apr 26, 2012 9:55 AM –
Treemaker is a feel-good, chilled-out, physics-based puzzle game. Collect seeds and grow silhouetted trees in beautiful landscapes. With similar design to games like World of Goo and They Must be Fed, Treemaker is engaging and enjoyable for adults and children alike.
Tested on: HTC One X
Pros & Cons:
- Beautiful graphics!
- Fun yet challenging gameplay!
- Highly addictive!
- Three worlds featuring lots of levels!
- Large file size might put off some users.
The world of the Treemaker is a simple yet beautiful one. Shoot vines to swing from platform to platform, collect seeds, plant trees and avoid the red areas. There are 4 different episodes, plus a tutorial, and each contains 6 levels. With each level you can power up to three stars awarded for collecting seeds, using as few vines as possible and completing the level in a quick time. You tap the screen in the direction you want to shoot the vine- usually at the underside of a platform. then you simply tap again to release and land. Treemaker is a sturdy little fellow and he always lands well. You can also zoom in and out to gauge the level before you.
The graphics are vibrant and beautifully designed, rich in colour and stunningly rendered. It’s a game that just ‘feels’ good to play and the slightly bouncy and responsive graphics are perfect for the app. Gameplay itself starts quite easily as you move around the tutorial, learning the controls and understanding the instructions. The game is very immersive and you’ll soon find yourself addicted as levels get more and more challenging. The learning curve can feel a little bit steep, but levels are very well designed and there is always a path through. There are 30 such levels in total, which might seem a little short but the latter stages get pretty tough!
The game reminded me a little of They Need to Be Fed, a cute and challenging puzzler we reviewed a short time ago. This too features rich silhouetted characters and brightly coloured environments. Treemaker is a 2D game, but the effects and environments give it 3D-esque depth that looks great. Above all else, I did find Treemaker to be incredibly addictive and hard to leave alone. I found myself regularly putting it on and trying another level, so it’s great for casual gamers. The music is also a highlight. It compliments the atmospheric gameplay and visuals to create a gaming experience that feels very unique; almost dreamy, but very well structured.
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Treemaker – Collect seeds to plant trees
Treemaker – Follow directions
Treemaker – Gorgeous 3D-esque graphics
Treemaker – Red obstacles kill
Treemaker – Stage cleared
Treemaker – Zoom out
Treemaker – Zoom in
Treemaker – Good timing is essential
Treemaker – Main menu
Treemaker – Level menu
It’s an extremely fun game that is hugely enjoyable and engaging. Swinging from pillar to pillar has its own sense of jeopardy as if you miss a landing it’s a long way down! When you land perfectly, or snatch a seed at just the right moment, it’s very rewarding indeed. The physics are spot-on too and make it very challenging.
Hugely! I’m missing it now just writing this. The game is very clever and the learning curve, I feel, is just right. Despite its 30 levels, there is definitely some longevity there if you want to complete the game with three stars on each level.
As discussed, the graphics are really nice. Well designed, cute and colourful. This creates a imaginative and fun little world which engages the gamer even more.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
The music is a rich and ethereal sound-scape of relaxed tunes and small, clever sound effects- like when a tree grows.
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