A game designed to help improve mental well-being by helping players build a daily habit of meditation. Every day you meditate, the game world grows and transforms. Build resilience to stress, experience calm and relaxation.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (43) - 95% of the 43 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (458) - 96% of the 458 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 1, 2020

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“It was the springboard to me meditating a few times a week.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“What makes Playne interesting is that it uses gaming conventions and reward systems to encourage you to keep coming back. [...] It lets you watch your world grow and evolve”
Sprites And Dice

Books & Publications

Featured in Video Games and Well-being by Dr Rachel Kowert

Player Reviews

"Among all games this one have the most impact on my life and well-being." - Zmey

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

"I guarantee 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

"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

"I use it every day, very inspiring to make meditation part of your life style. release stress, calm your mind, increase your focus, sleep better and many other benefits already. I highly recommend it." - haniabedraboh

"That’s the beauty of Playne: it provides you with a structure to learn how to meditate but doesn’t ask anything more of you than to try to come back the next day for a few minutes" - TheTraveler

"I love my daily time with Fox. Great for habit forming, meditation, and ambient sound environment. Graphically beautiful. Quotes add a nice touch, for reflection before entering the world again..." - BarberHauler

"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

"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

"I have to say that after 2 days meditating for 10 minutes each I really feel calmer and less stressed." - Adamska

"A wonderful tool/experience to help you learn to meditate and through meditation improve many aspects of your mind. I strongly recommend it for literally everyone [...]" - Fellfoe

"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

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  • 97% felt calmer and less stressed after playing Playne
  • 93% felt Playne helped them to build a daily habit of meditation
  • 97% found the meditations in Playne easy to learn and practice


  • Gameplay that helps to build a daily habit of meditation & mindfulness
  • Learn and practice meditation & mindfulness, journaling and breath exercises
  • Build resilience to stress, experience calm and develop mental well-being
  • An effective strategy for anyone looking to start new, healthier habits
  • Created by a BAFTA Nominated filmmaker
  • No subscriptions — a purchase is for life


  • Grow and transform the game world with your meditations
  • Design and create your own meditation spaces in Sandbox Mode
  • Unlock effects that add depth and ambiance to the world like Aurora Borealis
  • Control the weather and time to create your own immersive ambiances
  • Discover the story of Playne with Fox
  • Explore an immense open-world island in Evolve mode (end game unlock)

Take Care of Your Mind & Well-Being

Meditation & Mindfulness: Playne has innovative meditation techniques as well as guided audio meditations, all of which has roots in effective traditional methods of meditation.

Mindful Journaling: An innovative tool that encourages you to write freely and openly, to encounter a quiet mind and resolve emotions and feelings.

Breath Exercises: Learn a range of breathing techniques that help to calm the mind and achieve clarity in times of stress.

Gameplay that Helps You to Build a Habit of Meditation

Everyday you meditate, you progress the gameplay and grow your game world. The gameplay of Playne is designed to help and assist you build a daily habit of meditation. Progress through a skills tree and unlock effects like fireflies and powers that control the weather and time.

Meditate in Customisable Ambiances that Immerse you in Nature

Immerse yourself in nature, combine and choose the weather and time to create unique combinations of ambiences. Choose from a range of sceneries with it's own unique sound ambiances. Sit next to the campfire, or sit near the shore to hear the waves lapping against the rocks.

Experience the Benefits of Meditation

Meditation has been shown to be an effective tool to help improve mental well-being by helping us to reduce stress and experience deep calm & relaxation. The full list of scientific research on meditation & mindfulness can be found here.

Meditation can also be a powerful way to better understand the parts that create our reality: our thoughts, perceptions, sensations and feelings. With this wisdom, we can live a more mindful life.

Meditate and Plant a Living, Breathing Tree

Build a habit of Meditation, unlock evolve mode and plant an actual, living, breathing tree in California.

Playne VR

Playne VR is currently under development. You can find out more here.

From the Developer

I'm Krish and I'm discovering ways in which video games can be used to leave a powerful, positive impact on lives, ease suffering and improve our well-being.

Playne is what it is today largely thanks to the feedback from the wonderful players who gave it a chance in early access. I am incredibly grateful to each and every one of you.

Made with ♥ 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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