The Old Tree is a short free-to-play cinematic puzzle game about a newborn alien baby. Witness this microscopic entity's first moments of life and help it emerge from its underground lair and ascend towards an unknown destination.
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Very Positive (3,288) - 90% of the 3,288 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 24, 2012

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“It’s simple, stylish, short, and pretty damn cute.”
The Indie Game Magazine

“Think Samorost but with insect bellboys and an excellent mammal cameo.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Beautiful, and yet uncomfortable and creepy. I loved the art direction of The Old Tree.”
Indie Gamer Chick

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About This Game

The Old Tree is a puzzle game. Your objective is to escort a microscopic alien being on its way and clear any obstacle that might be hindering its progress. You'll visit fantastic locations and meet curious creatures on the way towards a mysterious destination.

The game uses no words to relay its story, and requires no specific language skills to play.

Compared to the original release, version 2.0 includes the following enhancements:

  • Compatibility with any full screen resolution up to 1920×1080 (on higher resolutions the game will be centered on screen)
  • Added a full screen toggle HUD element
  • Greatly optimized rendering performance
  • Added a new puzzle in the air ducts level
  • Made some interactive objects easier to see
  • Slightly increased maximum frame rate
  • Minor graphical improvements

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor: Dual-core 2 GHz processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 310 or equivalent graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 21 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3
    • Processor: Dual-core 2 GHz processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9300M G or equivalent graphics card
    • Storage: 48 MB available space
* Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.

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