Tranquility: Can A Game Be Relaxing?

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  1. Machination

    Machination New Member

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    #1 Machination, Sep 27, 2012
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    Hello!

    I'm part of a group of gamers, working on a fun concept for an app.
    The concept:

    Most games are about doing; achieving objectives, pumping adrenaline... but can we make a game that does the opposite? Can we create a compelling game that keeps you interested, but while keeping you relaxed? We are developing the concept of a game played in short sessions which unlock stages of relaxation and reward taking your time.

    PM if you want the survey link

    I'm enjoying the community here, and hoping to contribute something of worth to the industry at large.
    Here's to exploring different directions in gaming.
    -Machination
     
  2. JBRUU

    JBRUU Well-Known Member

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    Yes, a game most certainly can be relaxing. Gaming is how I relieve a lot of my stress.

    But then again, I find reading and working out better stress relievers most of the time.
     
  3. LOLavi

    LOLavi Well-Known Member

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    Yea it can as long as it doesn't lag and have hackers in(looking at you MC3). No but seriously, it can be. I find some games relaxing
     
  4. Filing Cabinet

    Filing Cabinet Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I do play some games to sort of relax an just chill out for a while

    Like Kometen, tiny wings, world of goo (atmosphere + music is awesome), bumpy road
     

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