The Healing Forest

Creative Coding

Lead Developer
Visual Designer
Jason Gong
March - May 2022

A web-based interactive experience to promote mental health awareness.

Many people have experienced clinical depression at some point in their lives. Some people could experience anxiety, hopelessness, and the feeling that a part of themselves has disappeared. This project aims to promote awareness and motivate those suffering to seek help or at least feel that there is hope.


The entirety of this project, including the user interface and visual assets, is written in p5.js for the Creative Coding class at Pratt Institute under the supervision of Matt Martin. The game environment is procedurally generated on top of a custom isometric grid. At the same time, the animation of NPCs relies on the Perlin noise algorithm to power their unique characteristics.

*Please visit this website on your desktop to play the game.