Games that calm you down: Music catch

BWV 772 music sheet 02 cropped

By Johann Sebastian Bach (File:BWV 772 music sheet.pdf) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

It’s been a while since I last did a post like this and I have mentioned before that I like playing games, so I thought it’s about time I wrote another one of these, so here it is.

In this post I’m going to talk about a game which a lot of other people have said is great for stress relief, it’s called Music catch.

Made by Reflexive Entertainment,  music catch is a fun little flash game (I think it’s a flash game) where you have to move your mouse cursor around and catch these shapes that fall out from a revolving white line, to earn points while some relaxing piano music plays in the background. The shapes drop along with the beat of the music so it’s not just random falling objects with some music playing in the background. As you play random yellow, purple and red shapes fall down too. Yellow shapes give you more points and make your cursor bigger so you can catch more shapes; purple shapes are like power ups that let you suck up all the shapes for a few seconds (accept red ones) and red shapes take away points.

It’s a slow to medium paced game but it’s still very good and relaxing. There is only one level though and you just play the same level with the same song over and over again. You can try the game out for yourself here.

As for how music is relaxing, I wrote a post on that before, you can check it out here.’

Reflexive Entertainment made a sequel to the game Music Catch 2. It’s more or less the same game with a few upgrades. There are more levels/songs, you can choose the shape types you want, you can choose the pattern in which the shapes appear, and you can choose the way the shapes move; all of these need to be unlocked as you play the game. Again, it is slow to medium paced but still a very nice and relaxing game with some good music. You can try the game out for yourself here.

There’s an iPhone version to both games but I haven’t tried those out (I don’t have an iPhone).

Well this turned out to be a rather short post, but I think I was able to get my point across. I hope you liked this post and I hope you like the game too, I quite enjoyed it! Anyways, until next time.

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