Thank you so much! Yeah I agree, the topic is incredible and just shows how important for us as humans to appreciate that our actions may interfere with systems in ways that we don't have knowledge about currently.
I just downloaded and played your Fungi Garden prototype - I really love how it looks and the chompy sounds! I think the idea of puzzle solving is interesting too, especially since the research around this is so new, it kind of feels like a puzzle to be solved in a sense. Good luck with the rest of your development on it! I actually made a prototype for another game on mycorrihzal networks with my partner for LD46, which was more puzzley - there's a writeup/video about it here if you are interested http://www.shimmerwitch.space/?title=202004Mycofungal
I just started reading The Hidden Life of Tree's recently, it's so fascinating. I also borrowed a book called 'Wilding' from a friend which gave an introduction to mycorrhizal networks too and from what I've read so far seems to be a pretty positive account of how it's possible to help forests and woodlands heal themselves. I found the talks that Dr Simard has done that are on youtube really inspiring too, I'd love to hear if you have any other recommendations for learning about this though!