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Smack dab in the gaming culture, Melbourne-based developer “Lumi Interactive” brings you “Kinder World.” “Kinder World” is supposed to be an anti-anxiety game where you can water houseplants, heal, and practice self-kindness. Enjoy the atmosphere of kindness on IOS (requiring iOS 13 and above) and Android (requiring Android 10 and above). While “Kinder World” launched on Kickstarter” in February, it will have a Summer/early Fall release. 

Gameplay:

In “Kinder World, you can grow healthy plants, share encouraging messages with the community and small acts of self-care. The things we usually tend to forget that are important in our daily lives, are in this game to refresh our memory. Perform breathing exercises, stretch, and express gratitude. 

Share supportive messages to other “Kinder World” players. More so, you can share how your plant looks in the “Plant Wish Mini Game.” The “Kinder World” community is an interactive success on “Discord,” where the goal of the entire game is to obviously create a kinder world. 

“Lumi Interactive” hopes to collect 20,000 “Plant Wishes.” In “Plant Wish,” feel free to choose your plant type, pot, and decor, creating a natural atmosphere that suits your desires. When you are done creating you plant, just hit the “Done” button. Along with your accomplishment is a special message to make you feel proud about yourself. Voila! 

Feels like when you relax, it teaches you how to smile again, but that is if you appreciate nature. Each plant that you customize and grow are unique. Players can unlock rare variegations as well as new plant varieties. Also, you can access self-kindness resources and information, specifically for building positive habits. This can all be done while your ears hear lo-if sounds and music. 

Kinder World: iOS / Android Gameplay Preview (by Lumi Interactive)

Fun fact: “Kinder World” is Australia’s first all-woman-founded mobile gaming startup. It was in 2018 when the company was co-founded by Christina Chen, Lauren Clinnick, Katie Stegs. The latest  “Kinder World APK” app (the alpha version on Android) is available to download for free. 

What you can expect in this heartwarming game are many, if not, all of the things that makes the average person smile. I am certain the developers researched enough to know what humans enjoy like hearts, puppies, plants, etc. 

In the Android version of “Kinder World,” there is more than one type of water you can choose from to water your plant. That happens to help the plant uniquely grow. You can choose water or enhanced water. 

There is a “Daily Gratitude” message that will pop up asking you a positive question. For example, “What made you smile today?” You can then type in your answer as something positive you thought about. This is an excellent task for anyone stressed out about their ongoing day. Or maybe your day just started and you want to start it off with a smile. 

Kinder World - Kickstarter trailer

Well, did I mention that you will be able to see the messages from the “Kinder World” community? For the “Daily Gratitude” message, you will see other the messages other players made, which sets a welcoming experience.

Lor Gislason interviewed Lauren Clinnick from “Lumi Interactive,” asking her, “Upcoming features like propagation and sharing plant cuttings have an obvious community aspect to them. Was this always part of the blueprint for the game?” 

Lauren responded, “Absolutely. Many apps or games designed to help our wellbeing can feel like very solo experiences, but we like to cultivate a connected feeling – something different from social media, or competitive gameplay…”

When asked about the “Plant Wish” initiative, Lauren commented, “Plant Wish is all about creating a cute plant friend, and receiving a benevolent wish from the Kinder World community. Our aim is to collect 20,000 positive wishes for a better 2021, as a way of micro-healing from 2020.” So far, they have 136 “Plant Wishes” collected. 

Based off of the alpha version of “Kinder World,” gamers kind of know what to expect from the full version. A smiling garden pot should put you in a better mood. Hearing positive stories should brighten the day. Also, just seeing the plants you made should do the trick. 

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Isaiah Joshua is an author and poet and has a love for video games. In May 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. As an avid gamer, some of his favorite games are "WWF No Mercy, Hitman, Manhunt, Sims 3, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Conscious in gaming culture, he is always researching gaming history, as well as the latest games to write about.

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