The Prune App Encourages Mental Relaxation Through Digital Gardening

By: Misel Saban - Jun 28, 2016
References: prunegame
The Prune app is a mobile relaxation platform that can be downloaded onto a smartphone or tablet device that utilizes digital gardening to calm the mind. The app encourages users to plant and cultivate a tree with a slower paced game that helps relax the mind of players subconsciously into a meditative state.

While the Prune app focuses on gardening, the platform also utilizes elements such as color, visualization, music and pace to reduce the user's stress. The game opts for calming neutral tones of beige, grey and red and a watercolor style designs that depict the tree growing from a seed to a fully flowered plant. The slow pace of the game eliminates the anxiety of competition while soothing music plays in the background to help calm the mind from daily stresses.