TinyGrow is a captivating flash toy created by Shinichiro Sato of box7box.com. The game lets you create a surreal garden scene by finding and dropping different types of seeds. Thick black trees sprout at random from the bottom of the screen, each with a rotating icon in the center. Click the icon to activate one of several events to discover seeds and grow more foliage. For example, if you stop the icon on the leaf, a branch will grow from the tree and leaves will appear. Use the cursor to scatter the leaves and click on the seed pods. They'll drop and grow new, colorful plants.
Part of the fun of TinyGrow is discovering how to use each event to create more plants. You never know what will show up next, where the seeds will sprout, or what shape the plant will take when it grows. Your only input is stopping the random icon and finding the seeds. But no matter what happens, you get a gorgeous screenshot at the end of the game.
While a few more random icon events would have been great, TinyGrow still manages to trap and hold your attention for a surprisingly long time. It's creative, it's a bit artistic, and it's fun to see what sort of strangeness appears at the end. Click the link and see what your garden grows.
Thanks to Chouteau for sending this one in!