Henry Driver is a prolific new media artist from the United Kingdom often incorporating game mechanics and aesthetics in his practice. His latest project is an interactive artwork/game commissioned by the BBC titled Secrets of Soil, which was supported by the leading Plant Science and Microbiology Researchers at the John Innes Centre, UK. According to Driver, the game "was inspired by his family's attempts to make their farming practices carbon negative.". Specifically,
Secrets of Soil is an interactive journey that explores the hidden world of soil and its role in combating climate change. Your journey will take you to a microscopic world, witnessing the essential life forms that live there. Explore the microscopic landscape to understand the many citizens of the soil and the essential roles they play in this diverse ecosystem. Witness how bacteria and plants speak to each other. Glide through vast fungal webs. Create earthworm burrows. Or simply relax and linger in dazzling soilscapes and explore this unseen world. Unearth the secret of how this hidden universe could help save us from climate disaster.