Playne is a game designed to reduce stress, increase well-being and to promote personal growth by helping you build a habit of mindfulness. Experience a game that grows with you.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (16) - 93% of the 16 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (234) - 96% of the 234 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 5, 2018

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

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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August 8

Pre-Release Update

Hello Friends,

The pre-release update for is now live. You can load this update by right clicking Playne in your Steam library > BETAS > Choose branch '09970-prerelease-update'

New Features - Yippy!
Passive mode for campfire: There are now two separate modes for your campfire.
- Habit Building Mode : where you campfire is based on your streaks (as it is now)
- Passive Mode: where your campfire is based on the number of days meditated.
Meditation Bells: With over 10 new variations

Baby trees (awwww): Trees are more visible in the earlier levels.
I can't read this dood: You can put down your glasses. Dialogue UI now has bigger text
This isn't empty!: Removing UI will now fully remove all text while meditating
Why do you treat evolve so differently? You can now adjust the volume for Evolve mode as well

Bug fixes
Arg! Birds!: For those of you that found the birds in Playne a little grating, you can now quieten them or silence them all together :(
Massive trees: Trees no longer over grow after completion of game
Crickets: Cricket won’t just leave after a minute. Bad crickets!
Evolve unlocks : Evolve now unlocks correctly and on time. Sorry for those of you that had to wait a day longer.
Random Stats: You can now put down your pen and paper. Your GPU stats no longer show up on evolve.
Many typos: Including, Thunderstrom typo has been fixed. :\
+ many other minor fixes

This is a pre-release build so if you are brave enough to give it a test and offer some feedback, then it would be massively appreciated!

Thank you Thank you,

p.s that was two thank you's, because three thank you's would be a little awkward :)
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June 3


Hello Friends,

Playne is supporting World Environment Day on the 5th of June.

As part of this I will plant a tree for every copy of Playne sold between 4th - 6th of June. Yes, an actual, growing, breathing tree :D

I hope this will encourage more people to meditate and in turn I hope we can plant trees to support reforestation.

Help me spread the word and share this with your friends.

Thank you,
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“There are any number of meditation aids out there: Books, free and paid apps, YouTube videos, etc. What makes Playne interesting is that it uses gaming conventions and reward systems to encourage you to keep coming back. Instead of just giving you a notification that says, “Hey, it’s time to meditate now!” it lets you watch your world grow and evolve”
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Player Reviews - Currently Rated 95%

"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


  • 97% felt calmer and less stressed.
  • 98% found the meditation easy to understand and practice.
  • 90% successfully built a daily habit of meditation by playing Playne.


  • Created to help you live a calmer, more mindful life.
  • Gameplay designed to help you meditate daily.
  • Level up, unlock effects & watch your world transform as you meditate daily.
  • Uncover the story of Playne, written by a BAFTA nominated film-maker.
  • An effective and practical meditation technique that is easy to practice.
  • Customise sceneries, weather and time to create immersive ambiances.



  • Reduce and build resilience to stress and increase overall well-being
  • Highly restorative to both mental and physical health
  • Promotes personal growth & transformation

Full list of science backed benefits of meditation:


  • First-person exploration Mode
  • 25 sq km open-world Island
  • Meditate to grow trees and create your own forests & tranquil spaces.
  • Transform the island by meditating


You are 417 years old and you’ve forgotten why the sun no longer sets, 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.


My goal is to create video games that are beneficial to our lives.

I want to create games that help my players live a more joyful life. I want my games to genuinely help players grow. Growth that helps us get a sense of fulfilment, freedom, relaxation, openness and wellbeing. In more practical terms, I want my games to reduce stress beyond just the playtime, provide tools that benefit the players outside of the game and to increase their insight of themselves. All while making games that are fun! TLDR, my goals are to create games that :

  • Have a powerful, positive impact on our lives
  • Bring about growth and change into the real world
  • Ease our suffering, improve our wellbeing and mental health
  • Mindfully encourage players to build positive habits
  • Are engaging and fun


May: Localisations & Optimisations
March: Weather & time customisations
February: Meditation sceneries. Steam achievements + cloud save.
January: 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

• 2018 •

November: New Story Chapter Added. More dialogue options with Fox.
October: New day driven progress system. Fully dynamic tree growth. Visual upgrade. Revamped settings
September: Evolve game mode released
August: Evolve game mode preview. Console commands
July: New story chapter. Revamped UI


I'm especially grateful to 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 awareness.

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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