A new, short, free game every day this year
Ever wanted to play a different game each day? Sounds like it might be an expensive prospect, but things get easier when you expand your net to include indie and experimental titles. But there are so many! What should you play?! Deciding that might be a little bit easier this year in light of a just-launched new project from Vlambeer’s Rami Ismail.
Titled Meditations, the project was originally conceived in early 2018, and consists of a free launcher that will, for every day in 2019, unlock a single short game created by one of hundreds of developers Ismail collaborated with over the course of last year. The games themselves were all developed in under a day by their respective developers, last just a few minutes each, and have varied mechanics, topics, and approaches, ranging “from curious small puzzle games and challenging little platformers to personal games about life and loss and happiness and love and death and everything.” The launcher is already available to download from the Meditations website, and the first “Meditation” of 2019 is Tak’s Tempres.
Each game is available only on the day it unlocks (in the GMT timezone, at least), and goes away at the end of that day, encouraging players to check in with Meditations as a habit of sorts. In essence, Meditations is a sort of indie-game equivalent to those “daily meditation” booklets you might find yourself or a loved one using as part of their morning or evening routine. Without knowing more about the games themselves, I think it’s a fine idea, and a fun little way to discover more indie developers, especially if you’re interested in the more experimental side of the scene.