I have worked into my design and I have created a concept piece which depicts how the Tree of Life and its surroundings look in its last stage, when the tree has degraded through the player’s interfering with the environment (Autodesk Sketchbook for Android, 2021).
It was well received by my team, although some think I should leave all the branches intact and only have the texture degrade and leaves disappear.
The next stage is to establish all of the intermittent stages between this and the first image, but this will probably correspond with the number of levels, which we have not yet worked out.
2021. Autodesk Sketchbook for Android. San Rafael, California, US: Autodesk, Inc.