Steam Powered: Playne

As part of my mental health journey, I have been learning how to meditate. So when I found a game during the Steam Summer Sale all about mediation, I thought it was worth a shot.

I am glad I did get it because it has been more than helpful.

PLAYNE: The Meditation Game is exactly what it says in the title. In the game, you restore the world each time you meditate. You are not doing it alone, as a fox teaches you and tells you the story of this world.

The game boasts that 97% felt calmer and less stressed after playing, 93% felt it helped them to build a daily habit of meditation and 97% found the meditations easy to learn and practice.

I have been using it properly for about a short while now and I can see how they got those votes of confidence. 

I don’t know about you, but I struggle to shut my brain down. I still struggle a bit with mediation, but I find the breathing exercises very helpful and the journaling exercise is brilliant.

From experience, writing has always been a coping thing for me. In Playne there is something called Thought Pages, in which you write down what you are thinking, then burn it on the fire. It is very satisfying.

I try to mediate or journal for at least 20 minutes a day, so far it is working out well for me. 

Everything about Playne is so soothing. From the beautiful growing landscape to the music and realistic ambience, I adore it.

Again, I got the game on sale although I can’t remember how much I paid. I think it was only a couple of pounds or so. At the time of writing the game is £11.39 which I do think is a fair price for what you get.

Even if you aren’t particularly interested in this game, I do encourage you to try meditation. It helps a lot, at least it does for me.

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