What better way to unwind at the end of the weekend than with a casual, relaxing game? For that matter, a nice soothing title is perfect for anytime you want to wind down and just enjoy some calming gaming. In our NowGaming app, we’ve put together a few of the best, most peaceful titles for the Apple TV to help you unwind. Let’s take a closer look at these games that let you put your feet up and just chill while enjoying them.
The handcrafted world of Lumino City
Interact With Hand Made Worlds
Every object in Lumino City is hand crafted for photorealistic environments. You can interact with the world, seeing just how much care and thought has gone into hand-crafting the world for Lumino City. It's a fantastic layout, and the aesthetics used in its construction are rife with calming, soothing colors and quaint buildings.
A puzzle adventure game with an overarching challenge that progresses through a series of smaller puzzles. The further you progress through the game, the more difficult the puzzles get. Lumino City challenges your intellect and your puzzle-solving abilities.
A Book Of Hints
You can access the Handyman's Guide at any time to get hints on any particular section of the game by going to the right page. Like the rest of the game, the Handyman's Guide is hand-crafted, and absolutely gorgeous. It won't solve the puzzles for you, but it will point you in the right direction.
Lumino City is designed for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV, and requires iOS 9 or later. The game is available for $4.99 on the App Store without any ads or in-app purchases.
The enchanting Zen puzzler, Quell Memento+
Find Hidden Gems
As you encounter spikes, gates, ice, and other nuances, there are also gems to find. They can be hidden in the structure of the level. Find the gems while the tranquil music soothes you and relaxes you.
Relax, and ponder the given puzzles. There are different objectives as you go, but it all comes down to sending a rain drop through the puzzle. It's all very Zen and relaxing, as your brain is soothed while you find the right methodical path to take.
The Puzzles Unearth The Storyline
Each puzzle leads you on to uncovering mementos. Dust them off to reveal new clues and find out more about the storyline. It becomes quite captivating and hypnotic, between the soothing puzzles and the nostalgic mementos.
Quell Memento+ is designed for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV, and requires iOS 8 or later. The game is available for $1.99 on the App Store without any ads. There are, however, in-app purchases within the game.
Help Wickman by rotating the tricky puzzles and keep the flame alive in Burn the Rope 3D
Multi-colored Ropes To Burn
As you progress through the levels, new colored ropes are introduced. You need to burn colored ants to change the color of the flame to match the color of the rope.
Direct The Flame In Multiple Directions
As the name suggests, your goal is to burn the rope. Swipe on the touch panel, and tilt the remote to move the rope for the flame to burn upwards, even when there are multiple flames.
Spread The Flames With Explosions
Beyond the colored ants, there are also explosive bugs. They can help the fire spread across gaps in the rope.
Burn the Rope 3D is designed for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV, and requires iOS 5 or later. The game is available for $2.99 on the App Store without any ads or in-app purchases.
Let your imagination run wild in Shadowmatic
Spin To Create A Shadow
Spin the 3D object in an attempt to create a shadow of a recognizable object.
Control Two Shapes
Tougher levels will include multiple shapes to spin individually, and then move together to create the shadow.
Some levels have hidden shadow secrets that you can discover, while trying to find the main shape of the level.
Shadowmatic is designed for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV, and requires iOS 6 or later. The game is available to download for $2.99 on the App Store, without any ads or in-app purchases to worry about.
Even more games to enjoy on your Apple TV
More new games have arrived on the tvOS App Store scene. Be sure to check out these new titles that demonstrate how great the Apple TV is for gaming. The future of television is apps, and an important part of that ecosystem is gaming, so we’ll keep highlighting the latest releases that we find to be outstanding on the set-top box.
These first three games are exclusive to the set-top box, so search for them by name on the tvOS App Store
The first, The Trace, is a murder mystery game inspired by the great classics of the television genre. The Trace’s Apple TV edition is available for $1.99 for a limited time, and is a separate purchase from the iOS version of the game.
Next, an amazing basketball game, NBA 2K16 TV Edition has bounced into the living room. Available for $9.99 exclusively on the tvOS App Store, NBA 2K16 is packed with enhancements, new features, updated rosters, and more opportunities to earn Virtual Currency.
For a nice twist on the traditional Tic-Tac-Toe game, there’s Quiz Tac Toe. Answer trivia questions in nine different categories to claim tiles on the somewhat modified Tic-Tac-Toe game board. Be the first to get three in a row to win.
Retro gaming with a favorite Sega character
The traditional hangman game reinvented with a comedic and treacherous twist