If you grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, you may remember the almost-forgotten phenomenon of the daily desk calendar. These were popular gifts for people who were difficult to shop for, and they offered a cartoon panel like Ziggy or the Far Side, or an inspirational thought, or a joke for each day. You’d tear off a page every day to find a new one. Meditations is a collection of 365 tiny games that you can use as a 2020 desk calendar of sorts.
Each of the games in Meditations is different, and most were created in around six hours. You can play each game only on the day of the year with which it’s associated, meaning if you miss a day, you’ll have to wait a year for another chance to play it.
The idea for Meditations came from Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail, but the games themselves come from more than 350 developers, all of whom are in different points in their careers and each with a unique idea or musing that they shaped into a little game or digital toy.