After watching an interesting documentary called ‘Minimalism: A documentary about the important things’ (https://minimalismfilm.com/) which was inspired by The Minimalists (http://www.theminimalists.com/) Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus. The Minimalism philosophy is the idea of minimising your possessions and as such distractions, this helps to provide a clearer picture of your life and what it takes to be happy. After watching this the game design quadrant of my brain fired into action.
Scribbled ideas for the concept and design.
This documentary really interested me and although I probably won’t be minimising my life (I like my stuff too much) it did remind me a lot of meditation. If you’ve ever tried to meditate and clear your mind you’ll know how difficult it is to keep a clear mind without every little thing slipping into view and becoming a thought or internal discussion.
Scrawled style ideas and list of distractions the game throws at you.
I loved the ideas of that constant struggle for peace and minimalism, so I designed a simple game/experience to demonstrate this and perhaps give your mind something to focus on that could almost be a form of meditation in itself.
If I make this I’ll be sure to send it to Josh and Ryan.