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Game Information
Short Introduction: 
An arcade ambient game to allow you to just take some time out relax, unwind and think. Your goal is to grow the tallest tree by only using the environmental factors of wind, heat and rain. However each action is built up upon each other and exploration is encouraged.
built with Game Maker (any product)
Brief Play Description: 

The Inspiration:

Using the Ouroboros theme we were given for Global Game Jam 2012. We went under the thematic themes of rebirth, self damaging, and self renewal of life.

How To Play:

You take the role of tending a tree. To tend to the tree you pick the options of wind, rain, heat and try to grow the tree. However controlling these cause unexpected side effects that does not help the tree...or do they. Every time the tree dies a seed is grown from it. The strength of this new seed depends on how you played last time. Try to get the longest life!

**Recommended to be played with Headphones**

Growth was made in Global Game Jam 2012 at the Wollongong location in Australia. The team was made up of 3 second year computer science students studying at University of Wollongong and one Artist of the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE). All art was designed by Lisa Winters, background tracks was provided by Keith Kenniff, and sounds were taken from the Sound Library.

At the end of Wollongong's Global Game Jam. Growth was awarded Best Overall Game

Best Overall Game

We are working on uploading the updated version, but the limit for the site has been reached. :(

Diversifiers and Credits
GGJ 2012 Diversifiers : 
1D: (Single-dimensional gameplay) The game takes place along only a single dimension.
I know what you did last…: (Game changes between sessions) The game mechanics or content will change in the next play session, based on the actions taken in the previous session.
Scribbl’d: (All art is hand drawn) All artwork is hand drawn and scanned in.
Team Image: 
Brennan Hatton - Lead Programmer - Animations, Audio/ Sound, Design, Programming, Development Brennanhatton.com) Dilesh Mistry - Lead Designer - Editing, Game Design, Game development, Programming, Project Management (@dragondilesh) Jason Tam - Lead Writer - Sound/ Audio, Editing, Writing, Other (@sxybeastfareast) Lisa Winter - Lead Artist - Writing, Art (>http://lisajaewinter.wordpress.com/) Background Music Set Provided by Keith Kenniff (http://unseen-music.com/)
Installation Notes: 

The download is approximately 165mb download.

The latest version is available here at: http://brennan.heliohost.org/Downloads/Growth.exe or use the media fire link
The game is simply a download and run.

Please note
-This game is only supported on Windows.
-Headphones are recommended.

This game is portable just copy the two .exe and .ini file's to your usb and carry your progress everywhere.

Rate the game bellow ( 5 hearts ;) )

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Lastest Update

The lastest update will always be available here at: http://brennan.heliohost.org/Downloads/Growth.exe

Feel free to browse my site and check out other Games I have made at http://brennan.heliohost.org


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At the end of Wollongong's Global Game Jam. Growth was awarded Best Overall Game

Best Overall Game

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