Zazen, A Zen Meditation Game Announced
Independent developer Nangok Software have announced a Zen meditation game for Kinect 2 called Zazen, the trailer for which you can watch above. Zazen will be available to download on Xbox Live from this Wednesday, June 7th, exclusively for Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-pubishing programme, normally priced at $9.99 (US) but if you pre-order now you can get it discounted for $7.99 (US).
Zazen currently seems to be only announced for North America, which is odd considering the developer is Japanese and the game appears to be in Japanese with English subtitles, but I will of course check for availablity in other countries on its release date and report that in the next Zazen article.
It’s worth noting that, as far as I know, this is the only game other than (the now sadly defunct) Xbox Fitness to use Kinect 2’s heart-rate monitoring capability!
Here’s more information about Zazen from the Microsoft Store:
Why do not you try Zen meditation in Oriental garden?
Do you sometimes feel distracted, pressed and fidgety, and have negative feeling in your mind in your daily life, work, and relationship? That’s when you practice zen meditation.
Kinect is necessary to play.
Kinect reads your skeleton and supports the correct zen meditation. Also, Your image is displayed in a beautiful garden.
There are 50 places to play zen meditation. At first you can play a little time, getting used to it for a long time.
When you focus on your mind and body through zen meditation, you will have a peace of mind. Then you can give your full attention to your mind and body.
Trace the sample characters with your fist to copy sutra. You can write the Heart Sutra (266 letters).
Listen to the Heart Sutra, or chant together.
Are you into Zen meditation and/or interested in Zazen? Let us know in the comments below or discuss it in our Kinect 2 Games Forum.