Winds & Leaves is a new game from Montreal-based studio Trebuchet and it takes the form of a world-building game that unfolds in virtual reality. The non-linear game starts off on a desert planet and players are tasked with taking the environment from one that's barren to full of life. Seed by seed, the game has players create and explore thriving environments that are full of color.
Unlike many games in the same category, Winds & Leaves offers players a different way to get around. Rather than walking on foot, players experience the world from a higher vantage point on stilts, which is helpful for reaching higher places. The game was conceptualized as an experience that's peaceful yet not passive.