I now know the ins and outs of being a tree.
Thank you creator
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
How to Be a Tree is a game about the many ways to be a tree!
~~~ CREDITS ~~~
Code / Design / Visuals by Jimmy "Zaphos" Andrews
Warm Star also helped a ton with testing and with showing the game and such, thanks so much, Warm Star!
Some fonts by Chevy Ray (via this excellent pixel font pack), others by Natanael Gama
Inspiration by that processing tree example
Thanks to all the people who tested and commented on and encouraged the game! Including: Stephen Lavelle, Fernando Ramallo, Ian Snyder, bateleur, Robert Yang, th15, Martin 2BAM, Aaron Oldenburg, Stevie Hryciw & all the cool people at Hype O'Clock, Nicky Case, Greg Pomputius, Rahul Narain, John Polson, Loren Schmidt, Charles Boebinger, all the super nice people over on tigsource in the devlog, and so many more ...
Special thanks to Stephanie Andrews and Lord Byron :)
Made with Box2D, GLFW3, FMOD, QHull, AntTweakBar, FTGL, and stb_image
~~~ FRIENDLY ADVICE ~~~
If you're having trouble with a path and want some help, Coconut Mousse over on YouTube has also kindly made a playlist with a separate video for every single ending! Find it over here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGQne04ZxH9LMcDJtjdH-3d5gsGlkivcS
On Mac, you'll need to right-click and select "open," and on windows you'll need to click 'more info' and "run anyway" -- I didn't bother becoming an 'identified developer,' sorry!
On Windows, if you have DLL issues:
- If you see a message saying you're missing AntTweakBar.dll, make sure you unzip the whole zip file and run tree.exe from the same directory!
- If you see a message saying you're missing VCRUNTIME140.dll and MSVCP140.dll, run the vc_redist.x86.exe installer from Microsoft, which you can download here: https://download.microsoft.com/download/9/3/F/93FCF1E7-E6A4-478B-96E7-D4B285925B...
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I now know the ins and outs of being a tree.
Thank you creator
I realy want to play this game
good but i did accidentally delete my save slot :c
This looks like an awesome game! Sadly, I can't play it on a chromebook...
I've always wondered what it'd be like to be a tree. Now, thanks to this incredibly detailed simulation I was able to experience it firsthand. Thank you! 💜
Hard experience about being... just being
Всем привет, игра хороша, сломал пару пальцев пока ее проходил. :)
Hola! Grabe un video en español sobre tu juego y me divertí mucho en el proceso. Aquí te lo dejo. Disfrútalo!
Hi! I made a video about your game. It´s really funny! Good job! The video is in spanish.
This was such a fun game! The endings were entertaining to get, and I got all 16 plus all the traingles/fractals in about 2 hours (all endings I show in the video as well). Although frustrating at times (especially the bird ending) it was well made and well worth the time to play. The controls reminded me of Getting Over It to some extent, though they were not nearly as intentionally frustrating as that game is.
How to Be a Tree is random but worth it, if you're debating downloading it, I would recommend for an hour or 2 of nonsensical shenanigans!
I am actually not sure if I cleared all of the game or not. I got all of the triangles, and seem to have opened every path, but I don't know where to go after getting all paths and triangles?
If you've seen all 16 endings and also your roots then you've seen everything.
once upon a time there're 16 endings and 1 beginning son
I can't start the game, I've unzipped the file and whenever I try to run the program a command console shows up
YOU JUST WAIT
sorry, what OS, what does the console say, does anything else happen?
how do i play it?
use your arrow button
left and right to move
up and down to expand
checked the playlist if you prefer watching :)
I'm confused i hit the launch button and it try's to open but nothing happens it even say's i've played the game? Any idea's?
i've never had this problom with anyother game, also seen mark play the game and look's real fun
i looked in to it and it says i don't have api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0.dll What should i do?
sorry, not sure but it may work if you run the msvc redistributable installer: https://download.microsoft.com/download/9/3/F/93FCF1E7-E6A4-478B-96E7-D4B285925B...
Whenever I launch the game it just shows a still image of the game's start. Whenever I move the window it updates that, however, it only updates it one time. This doesn't allow me to play the game or see what's happening, I can only input stuff. Does anyone know how I could fix this?
very strange... Windows or Mac?
Make to unzip the whole zip file, and run tree.exe from the same folder as all the dlls! (It won't work if you try to run tree.exe directly out of the zip file; you need to unzip the whole folder first.)
I really enjoyed that the tree developed superpowers that it could keep across all timelines, and that I didn't need to collect every triangle to get the last ending. I think my favorite line was "I'll find a cure for your ability to move."
Saw Markilpier play this and it looked like fun and I wasn't disappointed. This game is a ton of fun! The puzzles and obstacles are really cool and trying to get around them can be a challenge but it feels pretty good! Made a video, hope you enjoy, and look out for more episodes soon!
thid game si xdxdxd
What should I do if it says that there's two missing dll files?
I'd really like to play this game, so I would appreciate some help if you're not too busy.
What type off ddl or dll and what name of the missing files
The missing files are VCRUNTIME140.dll and MSVCP140.dll
Sorry, try installing the "Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015": https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145
Edit: Make sure you run the x86 version, specifically this one: https://download.microsoft.com/download/9/3/F/93FCF1E7-E6A4-478B-96E7-D4B285925B...
I love this game so much not only this gameplay is unic the art style is fantastic if there is ever going to be a steam release with more endings i will definitely buy
Really fun game and cool mechanics
HOW THE FUCK DO I RUN THIS GAME!?
WOW FUN GAME :)
Very Quality Itch Game
NO ANDROID????!!!? worst game ever
you can't expect a mobile version of every game you come across
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Absolutely loved this game. The style of humor was absolutely up my alley, and the QWOP controls lead to some funny moments. I ended up 100%'ing everything in a little over an hour and a half. If this were to ever be expanded to a full-priced title - I would pick it up. Worth the download for anyone curious. Thanks
This is such a fun and unique game! I love that there are multiple endings! Great job on making an abstract puzzle game starring a tree hahaha! Such a cool idea!
One of the best games on this site, and one of the strangest and strangely emotional games I've played. I love weird little games like this
Thanks! I just started a new job at a games company so I'm full time on that for now :)
it'll be so many vid on this pages already so i wont add one but i do add a playlist :D
if you want to find the 17 endings
i hope this playlist get feature in this homepages :)
What is the function of the power key 'p'?
It tries to disable vsync and framerate limiting, so the game will run as fast as your computer can run it. So, if you have a slower computer, it does nothing. If you have a fast future fancy computer, everything may run comically fast while 'p' is held ...
I've always wondered what it would be like to live life as a tree, roaming wild and terrorising the planet... wait, that sentence got a bit strange didn't it?
I honestly don't think I've played anything quite like this before, it's the most weirdly kooky game I've come across in quite some time, and also one of the best! I had lots of genuine laugh out loud moments whilst trundling through this little gem of a game.
The premise is simple enough. To tree or not to tree? If you just wanna tree and not do anything, that's cool! If you wanna break free of your cursed roots and leap off into a giant adventure, that's cool too! There's a multitude of endings (all of which I didn't get around to) and some wonderful rage-inducing moments mixed in for good measure as well.
I really can't recommend this slice of bizarre wonder enough, go and get it played and brighten up your life a little! And Jimmy, keep up the wonderful work! =)
Hi, wow looks neat :)
In this unusual game, we play as a Tree! There is 16 different endings! How many can we find? One of them is a Jet Pack Turbo Tree!
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next ending: tree in Outer Space and King of Mountain
This is some good shit right here.
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dont forget to check the secret ending of the beginning :D