Although video games may be seen as heart-pumping, intense experiences, such as those like Doom and Hades, there are also calming, relaxing titles that may help people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
There are many ways to play calming games, and various trends in gaming may help you enjoy peaceful games. Regardless of the platform, games are what you make of it. Here are a few examples of games that may help aid people with their ADHD.
Chicory: A Colorful Tale
This game was recently released on PS4, PS5, and PC, including Steam. Chicory: A Colorful Tale stars a lovable dog protagonist with a passion for painting.
You can use your magical brush to help the denizens of the world by coloring specific items for them. Since the world is black and white, you can paint it as you see fit.
You can either progress the game’s narrative or focus on one specific area you really like and color in the world however you want to.
Available on PS3 and PS4, Flower is a simple game. You take control of the wind and direct the flow of flower petals. The wind guides the flower through the greenery, rocky areas, and desolate wastelands.
The only goal of the game is to follow where the wind takes the petals and enjoy a breathtaking, beautiful game that only lasts for a couple of hours.
The game is stress-free and you will be rewarded with a thought-provoking experience.
A Short Hike
You can play Short Hike on PC and Nintendo Switch, playing as a bird wanting to climb a mountain.
The adorable character design, charming aesthetic, and interesting cast of characters will carry you forward through the game’s short length.
You can also take the time to find treasure, enjoy the beaches, and take in the beauty of the game’s simple art style.
Games as a Calming Escape to Encourage Focus
Games can help people understand themselves in a way unique to their media format. Pick any game you find relaxing, and you are likely to have a good time and improve your focus, especially for those with ADHD.