With the world still in a state of disarray, we could all use a destresser. Say you want to take care of some plants, but they keep dying. Well, you can take better care of plants and yourself in A Kinder World by Lumi Studios, released in early access. Grow your plants through evidence-based well-being exercises such as stretching and breathing. Even completing moments of gratitude helps keep your plants fully nourished and thriving. All plants generate procedurally, and each has different look that will be unique only to you.
A Kinder World is designed to be a calm and pressure-free game that, according to the all-female Australian development team, follows PEPPIE. That means Presence, Emotion regulation, Perspective, Purpose, Integration and Effort. With Dr. Tara Cousineau Ph.D., kindness expert and Clinical Psychologist, this game aims to help you be gentler with yourself. A bonus is that you’re not alone on your journey. Send messages to other players featuring your plant’s growth and a kind message. The intent is to spread and receive kindness while helping each other nurture digital plants. Who wouldn’t want an anti-anxiety game in these troubling times?
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