Minecraft players only start out with a few blocks, but have the ability to make an infinite amount of different creations. It also provides the opportunity for people to zone out and wind down while playing the game. In our podcast we discuss Minecraft as an art game and a relaxation game and why it has become popular.
This podcast details Mario Party and how it differs from typical zen games in reference to Ian Bogost’s chapter on Relaxation. The podcast gives insight on the unique rewards system and analyzes how those techniques can be related to the real world.