Inner Garden is essentially a diorama-like building set. Surfaces (grass, water) are painted with a finger on the touchscreen while items (such as trees or buildings) are placed and moved using tap gestures. All art is hand-painted in a detailed, realistic style inspired by the great 19th century landscape painters. A full undo history is available to allow for frustration-
"A garden, however small, is to us a place of beauty and peace where you can spend a few quiet moments that revive your soul. This was the bottom line for us throughout the 20 months of the app development - whether we dealt with the questions of art style, user interaction, technical solutions or even monetization, the desire to give our user a few moments of tranquility and beauty remained our guiding principle." - Petr Mores, Inner Garden artist
Inner Garden is free, but the users wishing to expand the scope of the base app (containing a full moderate-climate art set) can purchase themed art packs from Google Play, such as Classic Garden (EUR 4.90) or Desert Garden (EUR 2.90). The app is available worldwide. New art packs will be released each month. The planned art packs include Winter Garden, Tropical Garden, Japanese Garden, Garden Architecture and more.
Please visit http://www.dustflake.com/
Dustflake is an independent company founded by Pavel and Petr Mores - two brothers who had previously held senior positions in the AAA games industry. Their credits include Crysis and Crysis 2 (Crytek Frankfurt, Electronic Arts) and the Vietcong series (Take-Two Interactive)
If you would like further information about Inner Garden or Dustflake, or you would like to schedule an interview please see the contacts below.
Video trailer: http://www.youtube.com/
To download the app: https://play.google.com/