To grow a bonsai is to cultivate the essence of a tree in miniature. Take your time and enjoy the calming atmosphere. Explore the possibilities and share what you find with the community.

            



Features

- Grow bonsai trees of many shapes and sizes, guided by mouse or touch control.
- 25+ leaf varieties, 10+ wood colours and 20+ pots means endless content to discover.
- A restful score and ambience carries you through a meditative journey, interspersed with dynamic piano improvisations.
- Take photos of your bonsai trees in resolutions as high as your screen, save them in a fully lossless PNG format and use them as your desktop backgrounds, share it with your friends, print it out and stick on the fridge, email it to work colleagues or simply fill up your downloads folder and never view them again. We literally have no control over what you do with the photos.



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Updated 3 days ago
Published 9 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
(23)
AuthorVandervas Generator
GenreSimulation
Made withConstruct, Aseprite, Audacity
Tags2D, Atmospheric, bonsai, Casual, mindfulness, Pixel Art, Relaxing, Short, Singleplayer, tree
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsMouse, Touchscreen
AccessibilityOne button
LinksCommunity, Support

Development log

Comments

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I love how calming this is! I'm not quite sure how to use the tools though.

Hi mgthepixiee! We're glad you're finding it calming. The tools are click-and-drag, or touch-and-drag if you're using a phone or tablet. As for their specific functions, it's a matter of experimentation :D

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This is really cool

You are really cool! And so is this bonsai.

downloadable ver when?

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We appreciate the enthusiasm, but we have no plans for a downloadable version yet. If you have the itch.io desktop app you can download it through there if you really need it!

aw

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I am loving this!

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This is a very lush and green specimen. Excellent work!

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It looks supper interesting but it wont load T-T

We're sad to hear that! Looking into it right now!

Would you be able to tell us what browser you are using? We're exploring some text-rendering issues in firefox currently.

Sorry about that Froggy234! We haven't managed to solve our text problem, but we have rolled out a new build of v1.01 that hopefully helps out? We're going to continue working on these issues tomorrow!

I'm on a Chromebook and my browser is google

I tried again and it said I needed a software update so I checked my settings but my settings said my device was up-to-date

so, idk what to do

We've looked into it and discovered that some Chromebook devices have a problem with WebGL. It seems to be a random issue, and it doesn't seem like there's a solution out there, so we're not sure what to do either. We can only suggest trying another device - the game should also work well on a phone if that's possible?

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Did I find a special rare color?

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i think I found another one

In the world of bonsai, many things are possible.... what fantastic trees regardless!

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This was such a relaxing game. I enjoyed it a lot. 

Woah! Thanks for doing a playthrough of our game - the lateral start to your table pot bonsai was especially wonderful.

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What lovely colour combinations! A fantastic bonsai.

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Such an elegantly enchanting experience. The mechanic and music are married nicely. Well done!

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Absolutely amazing! Loved it! I would love to see more games like this

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I love this

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I absolutely LOVE relaxing 'growing' games like this, thank you so much for making it!!

We're happy you're enjoying your experience with it! Thanks for playing it.

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oop looks like I ruined the blossom tree馃槄


We've had an internal discussion within our company - long story short, we don't think it's possible to ruin a bonsai builder creation! We hope you had fun!

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This game is so beautiful!! I love watching them grow <3


Thanks! That is a beautiful bonsai you've grown!

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<3

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That is a beautiful bonsai!

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This is beautiful! Very relaxing.

Thanks! We're glad you found it relaxing.