Seeds can do a lot of things in casual gaming land. They can turn the entire world into cubes. They can be cross-bred into hyper-flowers. They can listen to your thoughts of how they should grow. They can go on island adventures. And, with a little care, they can even take on the undead. Yep, when you plant a seed, it seems that anything is possible. Never has that idea been better expressed than in Mitoza, a surreal point-and-click webtoy by Baboon (Gal Mamalya), whom also was behind the Bamba Snack Quests. Once you start making choices for your little embryonic pod, there's no telling what the result will be.
At each stage of Mitoza, you are presented with two choices for your seed. You choose between them by clicking with the mouse. Each choice will lead to lead to your seed growing into a new creation, which leads to another choice. This repeats until the process is complete, and cyclically begins with a new seed. For instance, you start with a choice between a bird and a pot: choosing the pot causes the seed to sprout, and offers you a choice between fertilizer and a watering can. Choosing the watering can causes the sprout to grow into a beautiful flower, and offers a choice between a bowling ball and a box. Choosing the bowling ball crushes it into a mess of petals, and so forth. Believe me... each choice makes sense at the time, but once you start seeing a chorus of flies performing Hamlet in the center of a cardboard castle, you'll being a little confused as to how you got there.
Mitoza is very strange and not too deep, but very fun to play with. The visuals are beautiful in their photo-realism, and is animated smoothly enough to look cool, while jerky enough to look off-kilter. The real draw though is the surreality of the effects your choices have on your little seed. Some results are hilarious, some are gross, some are even a little disturbing, but all are interesting enough that you'll keep clicking through at least a few cycles. My personal favorite probably was the helicopter elephants being launched into space by the rocket-carrot... yeah, it's one of those kinds of games.
Right from the elephant-hamster wheel pre-loader, Mitoza is clearly not something that takes itself seriously. It's goofy and dreamlike and insane. I think you'll like it. Go ahead... seed it for yourself.