Create a beautiful sanctuary and nurture your mental well-being through mindfulness and journaling practices. Embark on an inner journey of self-discovery and create a sanctuary that reflects your journey.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (126) - 91% of the 126 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (160) - 90% of the 160 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 2, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I'm using an iterative approach to game development where player feedback will heavily influence how/what features are implemented in Inward. The first stage of public release will include a large portion of the game built upon a solid foundation, which will evolve with player feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It's difficult to have an exact time since it's dependent on player feedback, but I hope for Inward to be in Early Access for no longer than 6 months to a year.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Depending on player feedback, I'm looking to implement features related to:
  • habit building
  • Mental healing
  • Recording system (to record realisations, meaningful memories, and affirmations) to help build daily remembrance routines.
  • New world customisations for sanctuary building
  • Multiplayer integration (visit friend's sanctuary, and group meditations)
These are some of the core features you can expect me to explore over the next year, but which of these features I will be implementing will depend heavily on player feedback on the core game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“A large portion of the game is completed with a solid foundation. You can expect most of the game features including dynamic meditation and world evolution, to be completed and working.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes. Price may increase moderately when Inward is released, depending on the number of new features added before release. This is still to be confirmed, however, and there is a good chance that the final release on the desktop will remain free.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Community feedback will be central to the development and evolution of Inward. I will be actively collecting feedback from players through the game, and all feedback will be tracked on our Nolt board. As with my last game Playne, I will be building Inward iteratively by collecting feedback regularly and adjusting features and approaches accordingly.”
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Player Feedback

  • 95% of players said feeling more relaxed and calmer after playing Inward
  • 86% successfully built a daily mindfulness-based self-care routine by playing Inward

About This Game

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About Inward

  • Build a daily mindfulness meditation practice through innovative gameplay
  • Design your sanctuary with elements earned through the habit-building progress
  • Track your progress through the collection of trees you have nurtured on your journey
  • From the creator of Playne: The Meditation Game

Cultivate Habits for Calm and Healing

Inward is a journey of self-discovery and personal growth designed to promote positive well-being through habit-forming gameplay

  • Discover mindfulness through guided meditations
  • Express and reflect on your experiences with various journaling techniques
  • Guided meditations that adapt to your session length

Create a Beautiful Sanctuary

Watch your well-being thrive as you revisit Inward and establish daily habits. As you grow, the game world transforms and expands, granting you access to new elements to create a personalized sanctuary that reflects your journey.

  • Customize your sanctuary with a variety of elements, including grass, flowers, and wildlife
  • Unlock visual upgrades as you form habits for improved well-being
  • With over 500,000 possible combinations, design a sanctuary that reflects your journey.

Discover and Grow Your Own Tree Species

Create and name your own unique tree species among the hundreds of thousands waiting to be discovered. Select the trunk, branches, and leaves of your creation in Inward, and let other players find it. Join forces to bring back the thriving forests of the past.

From the Developer

I am grateful for your support of my small game. Everything I share through Inward is based on my personal experiences and what has helped me in my journey towards well-being. Your early support as a self-published game developer means the world to me, thank you.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 64-bit, 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel core i3-2100T @ 2.5GHz/AMD FX 6100, or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti 2GB, AMD Radeon HD 7750 2GB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 64-bit, 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K; AMD Ryzen 3 1300x or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 960; AMD R9 290 or equivalent
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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