A downloadable game for Windows

Mystical networks span through the woods. Explore its nature as an anthropomorphic fungus and restore the broken connections.

Enjoy the mystical atmosphere of the forest!

Restore the broken connections by using your mycelium.

Interact with the environment to find out more about the forest and its inhabitants.

Xylophongos is a project developed by students. It aims to be an experimental serious game that's based on a research on terminal care and fungi. Fungi are one of the few organisms that can decompose lignin found in wood so they are essential to the ecosystem. This makes them in a sense terminal caretakers of dead and dying trees also turning them into nutrients for new life to form. A central theme is also the interconnectedness of things which contrasts our modern methodology of keeping the old and dying distant from our everyday lifes and shutting the topic of death away from us.

Narrative & Game Design: Leif Gutowski
Programming: André Meyer
Art & Character Design: Lisa Fricke
Art & Management: Mary-Lou Ploß
Audio Design: Alexander Nham


Xylophongos_Game 329 MB


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