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Chop Wood Mindfulness Challenge

Inspired by a Zen proverb, Chop Wood Mindfulness Challenge is a minimalist wood-splitting activity that promotes simplicity, harmony, and relaxation

Inspired by a Zen proverb, Chop Wood Mindfulness Challenge is a minimalist wood-splitting activity that promotes simplicity, harmony, and relaxation

Chop Wood Mindfulness Challenge

by Sage Immersive Realities Inc.
Chop Wood Mindfulness Challenge
Chop Wood Mindfulness Challenge
Chop Wood Mindfulness Challenge

What is it about?

Inspired by a Zen proverb, Chop Wood Mindfulness Challenge is a minimalist wood-splitting activity that promotes simplicity, harmony, and relaxation. Set in a tranquil Japanese-style landscape, with ever-changing seasonal conditions, and a captivating original soundtrack, Chop Wood aspires to bring you peace through play.

Chop Wood Mindfulness Challenge

App Details

Version
1.1
Rating
NA
Size
131Mb
Genre
Family Educational Lifestyle
Last updated
March 21, 2017
Release date
December 7, 2016
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App Screenshots

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App Store Description

Inspired by a Zen proverb, Chop Wood Mindfulness Challenge is a minimalist wood-splitting activity that promotes simplicity, harmony, and relaxation. Set in a tranquil Japanese-style landscape, with ever-changing seasonal conditions, and a captivating original soundtrack, Chop Wood aspires to bring you peace through play.

Is Chop Wood a meditation disguised as a game; or is it a game disguised as a meditation? Both! It is an experience designed to promote well-being through engagement, rather than formal instruction.

While most meditation or mindfulness apps teach or guide the participant, Chop Wood locates the player within a visual poem where there is a simple, repetitive task, a rhythmic engagement, a peaceful context, uplifting music, and a satisfying action.

Chop Wood is a game of days intended to be played in short intervals over long spans of time. It is a game. It is a practice. It is a meditation. It asks you to slow down. Unlike most games, Chop Wood’s game-play has a daily limit. Once you run out of energy, the game is over until the next calendar day. Chop Wood seeks to enhance your life, not take it over.

Can a game help you to relax? Can a game be good for you? We think so! Our goal is to create a meditative and calming experience that is accessible and engaging: A Tamagotchi for the Soul.

We hope you will find peace in this simple activity.

FEATURES

• Dynamic game weather based on player location
• Original soundtrack by renowned Japanese composer Michiyo Yagi
• Seasonal scenery inspired by Japanese prints
• 22 Color Grades
• 8 Animal Badges
• Pay once, play forever.
• No subscriptions or in-app purchases

INSPIRATION

Chop Wood is intended to be a minimal Zen experience to focus awareness and calm the mind, inspired by the Zen proverb: “Before enlightenment chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment chop wood, carry water.”

With the demonstrated health benefits of mindfulness meditation, yoga, and other awareness practices, we wanted to create a game that brought some of those benefits to people everywhere via mobile devices. Peace through play.

CREDITS

Game Designer: Ken Hudson
Lead Developer: Nikhil Jolly
Lead Artist: Jessica Slusark
Original Soundtrack: Michiyo Yagi