A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Plant trees and climb through their branches to reach the sun. Select for the beautiful, the strange, the fantastic - and use your platforming skills to navigate the custom level you'll grow from scratch.

If you fall too far or get stuck, you can use your superpower ghosting ability to hop through the trees with ease - for a little while, at least. Being a tree ghost is exhausting!

The trees are secretly L-systems that mutate with each generation. You get points for the greater diversity you accumulate in your forest. Race to the top, or cultivate your garden - it's your choice.

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Purchase

Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Ungrounded-windows.zip 10 MB
Ungrounded-mac.zip 11 MB
Ungrounded-linux.zip (for Love2D 0.10.2) 7 MB
Ungrounded-linux-1.01.zip (for Love2D 11.1) 7 MB

Development log

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I love it, i just wish the world was less confined. I watch them grow off screen and can hear them continue to grow, but I can not see them and it is sad.

Hi, there's a bug: if a tree grows downwards, and a branch begins growing below ground level, then you get an error: attempted to index a null value.

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Wow. The aesthetics, the math, the elegance – so beautiful. The only thing missing for me is a way to turn creations into printable posters or wallpaper. :D

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I really love this game! It's tons of fun and I can appreciate the math behind making such beautiful creations :) I have to ask though, is there any plan or possible way of saving the trees made as an image? I'd love to be able to keep them and share!

It's so satisfying to have that 1 tree that keeps growing and growing, all the way to the top!

I bought this game in the Racial Justice bundle and it isn't allowing me to download or install the Linux 1.01 version. The version it does allow me to download is the old one for love2D 0.10.2 which gives me errors in the LUA file.

I'd love to play the game, but unless the 1.01 file becomes available I can't.

Hi! Sorry you're not able to download the newer Linux version! It seems like I'm able to download it ok from the website - but I did notice that the 1.01 version wasn't marked as a Linux version, so I went ahead and checked that box in case it makes a difference. Can you let me know if that did the trick?

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It's okay now, someone I know managed to download it and sent a copy to me. Works perfect now, although I haven't been able to devote much time to it yet. Really looking forward to checking it out.

a delightfully forward yet visually elegant game. (or: simple, pretty, and a relaxing sort of fun.)

Great little game, I love it how the plants mutate and change, it has a wonderful mystery about it. :)

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This game gave me joy and peace, thank you. It's also a hilarious contrast from Celeste - hard as nails skill platformer to this which is chill and pretty and I could beat it without pulling my hair out. Thank you!

Tried to launch it on Linux (Antergos/Arch) but says no executable found. Sent bug report so will check back later.

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I have a friend with Arch Linux, so I’ll see if I can recreate the bug. Thanks for pointing it out!

EDIT: Bug confirmed! I made this in an older version of Love2D (0.10.1), and the current version (11.1) appears to have breaking changes.

EDIT: Updated for Love2D 11.1. You can download the new Ungrounded-Linux-1.01.zip file.

Worked great now. Nice game too :)

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Yay! Thanks!

This game is so pretty and fun and absolutely the only platformer I have ever finished. Thanks for this.

Aw that's awesome!

Thanks for this game. great job!

Thanks! :)

this is an amazing game its so calming and it is so fun!! great job.

Thanks so much!! :D