An indie game designed to help you get calm and to help you build a consistent habit of mindfulness. The fox will teach you a simple and effective meditation designed to get you mindful, but it is you who must make the sun rise, grow the trees and bring life back to Playne. Created by BAFTA nominated film-maker.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (29) - 93% of the 29 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (112) - 96% of the 112 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 5, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Playne is regularly adding new features to the early access version thanks to the feedback from our wonderful community. Playne is unique in that we are alone in our Genre. Going early access gives us the opportunity to get better feedback from our players early in the development phase. This way we can ensure that we are adding features that work.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Playne will be in Early Access for at least 6 months.”

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

“The full release we will be focusing on better optimisations and streamlining of functionality. We will also be adding more sandbox features to the Playne level itself to add a greater degree of customisation. Evolve more will be more polished as well for release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The early access version is getting very close to completion.”

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

“Yes. The retail price will be more than the early access version.”

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

“Our wonderful community plays a central role in giving us feedback and letting us know what works and what doesn't. We've added a myriad of new features thanks to our communities input and feedback.”
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February 11

Update Released : Steam Achievements & Cloud Save

Hello Wanderers,

Update has been released.

Thanks to all of you that tested the pre-release.

This update includes:
  • +40 Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud Save
  • Minor bug fixes / optimisations
For those of you that have already progressed with Playne and want to unlock the steam achievements:
  • Complete a session for these achievements to unlock
  • You'll need to re-read the story chapters from Fox to unlock story achievements.
If you downloaded the pre-release build:
  • Steam should automatically move you from the pre-release update to this update.
  • if you are still seeing 'PLAYNE [pre-release]' in your Library, then restart your Steam client or choose the 'default' branch from properties > BETAS
Any issues, then please let me know.

Thank you :)

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February 9

Steam Achievements Pre-Release Update is Live

Hello Wanderers,

Steam achievements are here!

Currently the update is in pre-release for testing. If you would like to test this build then right click Playne in your steam library > properties > BETAS > and choose 'pre-release'.

Some notes if you already have unlocked achievements:
  • You'll need to complete a session for some these achievements to unlock in steam
  • You'll need to re-read the story to get story based achievements.

Let me know if you have any issues with the build. You can easily revert back to the stable build using the same menu.

Thank you :)

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Reviews - Currently Rated 96%

"Thank you for making this. It has changed my life, and made something so simple - so accessible." - Horizons96

"I guaratee if you play it 10 minutes a day, for 30 days, it will change your life in a very meaningful way. A must own." - Some Old Fool

"I never would have considered to practise meditation if it wasn't for this game [...] this game actually helps me to come at ease whenever I need it and for that I am very grateful." - Sanugia

"After my first 10 minute session I felt like I woke up from a dream. Anxiety melted away. I will be using this every day." - Schofield

"Using this app is very calming when I have many assignments due and need to lessen my anxiety. Much recommended :)" - Yeti Nepotist

"before this app, I didn't meditate at all. Since I started meditating with Playne, I only missed one day over the last 60 days or so" - Drone-Ah

"This game is relatively inexpensive compared to what it will give you to life." - Drodz

"I will definitely use these methods to help myself not only in critical moments but also in everyday life, just to make myself feel better" - Aga I My, Steam Curator

About This Game

Player Feedback

  • Over 97% of players felt calmer and less stressed after playing Playne
  • Over 98% of players found the meditation technique in Playne easy to understand and practise
  • Over 90% of players successfully built a consistent habit of mindfulness by playing Playne

You are the wanderer

At your ripe old age of 417, you’ve forgotten what made the sun stop moving, how the trees stopped growing and how everyone became immortal. That is, until you met a little fox who wanted to help you remember, who wanted to show you how to bring balance back to the world.

What is Playne?

  • Helps you practise a simple and effective mindfulness technique
  • Gameplay designed to help you build a consistent habit of mindfulness
  • Experience the many powerful benefits of mindfulness
  • Game world grows and transforms as you progress
  • Explore the Story of Playne, written by a BAFTA nominated film-maker
  • Evolve mode : an open world meditation sand-box

End Game Unlock : Evolve Mode

  • Explore an open world island inspired by Scotland
  • Collect & plant seeds
  • Meditate to make the seeds grow into trees
  • The trees grow into forests
  • Create your tranquil space

A word from the developer

My name is Krish and I developed Playne to solve two of the most common challenges of mindfulness: understanding it and sticking to it long enough to build a habit. In Playne I've integrated a meditation technique, which I learnt from decades of practise, that is simple to practice without any abstractions or being esoteric. Next, I've carefully developed gameplay elements that encourage you to meditate daily and consistently so you can build a habit of it. I think games are a great medium which can be used to help us grow.

I would ideally make Playne free - because I would like the benefits of Playne to be freely available to everyone. But this is my first game and I need to generate an income so that I can spend more time building and developing Playne further. I want to offer as much of my time and effort to bring about a more joyful world, even if its just a drop in the ocean. I hope this page tells you what Playne can do for you, and I hope Playne can help you experience all the benefits of mindfulness.

The Benefits of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is just a term used to describe a way to cultivate a form of awareness. When you are in this awareness, it can be deeply relaxing, restorative and in this relaxation you can go deeper into your self. Below is a list of benefits of mindfulness that has been researched:

  • Cultivate creativity
  • Improve immunity
  • Improve your mood and psychological well-being
  • Increases feelings of compassion and decreases worry
  • decreases feelings of loneliness
  • Decrease depression
  • Better regulate mood and anxiety disorders
  • Prepares you to deal with stressful events
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Reduces symptoms of panic disorder
  • Reduce addictions
  • Improves your focus, attention, and ability to work under stress
  • Improves information processing and decision-making
  • Improves mental resilience and emotional intelligence
  • Relieves pain better than morphine
  • Helps manage ADHD
  • Increases the ability to keep focus in spite of distractions
  • Improves learning, memory and self-awareness
  • Decreases inflammatory disorders
  • Decreases cellular-level inflammation
  • Helps prevent asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Reduces risk of Alzheimer’s and premature death
  • Helps manage psoriasis
  • Reduces emotional eating

More details can be found here :

Updates Roadmap

New features are regularly added to Playne.

New Story Chapter
Revamped UI

Evolve Mode Preview
Console Commands

Evolve Game Mode Released

New Day Driven Progress System
Fully Dynamic Tree Growth
Visual Upgrade
Revamped Settings

New Story Chapter Added
More dialogue options with Fox

Story + Text Fully Edited and Revamped (thank you Nerrei)
Immersive 360 View Mode
6 New Meditation Customisations
3 Meditation Optimisations
Credits Screen
Better Streak System

Steam Achievements + Cloud Save Added

Thank You!

I’ve had the support of some wonderful people, without whom Playne would not have been possible. I am really grateful to the early adopters, friends and family. Without whom, Playne couldn't exist.

I also want to take a moment to thank everyone who has purchased Playne as an early access game. Your early support means a lot to me, and practically it helps me to keep developing and improving Playne. I hope in return I can give you a game which genuinely helps you to live a life with more awareness.

Made with Love in Scotland!

System Requirements

    • 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: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti 2GB, AMD Radeon HD 7750 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • 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: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 960; AMD R9 290 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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