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Soft Body (PC, PlayStation 4)
BY ZEKE VIRANT
The words “bullet-hell” may not immediately call calm and tranquility to mind. But meditative app/game Soft Body is here to fix that. Combining the difficulty of Super Meat Boy (2010) with the serenity of a zen sandbox, Soft Body challenges you to overcome obstacles with a meditative approach. Requiring players to split their attention between controlling two “snakes,” operated by opposite hands, the game helps mind and body focus on accomplishing tasks in tandem. Featuring various color palettes and diverse maps, players must protect their snakes from an onslaught of bullets. Through hard work and diligence, players learn to use their soft bodies and minds to conquer even the most trying challenges.
Perfect for: Yogis, bullet-hell lovers, bonsai trees
Playtime: Minutes per level, several hours to complete all 100