If you’re a human strutting on this little planet we call Earth, there’s a good chance that there are some things you aren’t happy about. But as Victor Frankl said, “If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering.”. Meanwhile, if you’re looking at ways to relieve stress and have a moment of peace from the hustle and bustle of daily life, here’s a list of games and applications that will help you do just that.

  1. Alto’s Odyssey

Alto’s has to be on the top of the list when it comes to games that have a soothing effect on a tired soul, at least for me. Alto’s Odyssey marries eye-pleasing visuals with lulling music and presents an experience that can prove to be cathartic to some. The best part about the game is the Zen Mode that lets you indulge in the game without having to worry about besting your high score or completing some objective.

Alto’s Odyssey is available on Android and iOS for free with in-app purchases.

  1. Colorfy

If you didn’t know already, colouring has the ability to relax the fear center of your brain. That is one reason why you find yourself filling the counters of letters in the newspaper. But with smartphones being more accessible now, the Colorfy application can help you deliver a similar experience. Colorfy is a colouring book application that lets you colour mandalas, cartoons, patterns and all sorts of drawings.

Colorfy is available on Android and iOS for free with in-app purchases.

  1. Prune

If trees and music doesn’t sound like a good combination already, allow me to further explain what Prune is all about. Prune is popularly described to be meditative and it’s quite obvious why when you start playing. The game revolves around a bonsai tree that can be trimmed to whatever shape you desire. If you’re not too sure about paying for the app, this review by a user on the Google Play Store might help you make a decision.

“Absolutely phenomenal. If anyone is on the fence about buying- afraid it’ll be boring – you don’t need to. Gorgeous music, mechanics, and storyline. It will make you feel emotional despite no words being said and no characters as a medium. The progression of the trees and the allusions to humanity crushing them are just – wow.”

Prune is a paid app and available on Android (INR 100) and iOS (INR 299).

  1. Fluid Simulation

Have you ever indulged in fluid art? Well, if you haven’t you need to install Fluid Simulation to see how relaxing playing with colours can be. To clarify, this isn’t a game. The application simply provides a plain canvas to let users play with fluid colours that makes for a gorgeous visual experience. Add some soul-touching music to the mix and you’ll be floating in a bubble of elation.

Fluid Simulation is available on Android and iOS for free with in-app purchases.

  1. Viridi

A lot of tranquillity and comfort can be garnered from the growing and nurturing a plant. While I really recommend that you actually do this, there’s also an application that lets you pander to this activity while you’re on the move. Viridi lets users nurture a small pot of succulents that grow in real time. These virtual plants require care and attention just like the real deal. Even when people will leave you, these succulents won’t desert you.

Viridi is available on Android and iOS for free with in-app purchases.



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