What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Meditation Game


Nomada Studio

When I think of video games, I usually thing of action-driven games, often rooted in violence or at least intense competition. They seem more stress-inducing than relaxing or entertaining. Enter GRIS. GRIS is a video game designed by Barcelona-based Nomada Studio that sends players through a peaceful watercolor landscape of mountains, trees and ruins. Game play doesn’t involve death or danger or competition. Instead, the player is given an opportunity for a meditative exploration of the game’s pastel-hued worlds while progressing to new levels and uncovering new abilities. Even the game’s music score is soft and contemplative.

“GRIS follows a young woman through her journey in dealing with trauma… At the beginning of the story, [the main character] loses her voice and ability to hold together a large but fragile statue that almost definitely represents her resilience. From there, she must traverse the world to find her voice and rebuild what has crumbled.”

– About GRIS

GRIS’s visual style was designed by artist Conrad Roset, who acted as the game’s creative director. Roset says the five worlds in the game are based upon the stages of grief, and are meant to help the player find peace. The game is about bringing color and song to the world, and about loss, pain, and endurance. Game reviewers confessed to lingering in parts of the game to take time to examine and appreciate many of GRIS’s visual elements.

The game is available for Nintendo Switch, PC, iPhone, and iPad. You can learn more about GRIS on the Nomada Studio website, and you can purchase the PC game on Steam.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

7 thoughts on “The Meditation Game

  1. Interesting. Seems like fun. — Hal

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  2. My daughter Fran loves this game! We got it for her for Hanukkah.

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  3. i woke up this morning feeling especially blue, and reading about this game here I have downloaded it onto my ipad and am looking forward to it. thanks, donna

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