Vlambeer's Rami Ismail is Helping You Play a Free Short Game Every Day in 2019

By Laura Kate Dale on at

If you like the idea of experiencing 365 free, short, unique games this year, then you might need to keep an eye on Meditation Games.

Meditation Games is a concept put together by Vlambeer's Rami Ismail, behind such games as Nuclear Throne and Ridiculous Fishing. Ismail really liked the idea of being able to spend a few minutes each day playing through an entire brand new game. And so he created a launcher, reached out to hundreds of developers, and now you can download the launcher and play a year's worth of short free games.

These games might be a little rough around the edges or unpolished, but they'll all try to do something interesting with a few minutes of your time. Each game was made in around six hours, and was designed to require little to no words to understand. A short text description before you launch the game gives context to the experience, but once launched it's all about a mechanic. Below you can see the official description of Meditation Games:

What if every day, there was a small message from the past with a small game or toy to play with? Meditations is a launcher that, every day, loads a small game and an accompanying text as a meditation, distraction, lesson, or inspiration for that day.

Each game is only playable on the day it releases, but the program will let you play the game again the following year on that date. The full list of developers will be revealed a day at a time, so who knows who might have a new game hidden away in the coming months.

While I missed yesterday's game – you know how New Year's Day hangovers can be – today's game is a very timely experience by Adriel Wallick, about introversion, and how challenging it can be to handle during the holidays. It's well worth a look, with its deliberately frustrating mechanics helping to put introverts into a different set of shoes. Join in here.