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Josh Farkas made an appearance on the Enter VR show to discuss, "Meditation in virtual reality and turning the human body into the next input device." Thanks Enter VR! If you missed it, you can listen to the podcast episode below: ...

Special thanks to Unity for featuring Guided Meditation in their online showcase. There's no doubt Unity was the engine that drove Guided Meditation. With Unity's powerful game development ecosystem, we were able to create the application of our dreams. Thank you!...

Sandbox Strategies writes: Which is why, after playing around with apps like Guided Meditation, I identified so strongly with Ben Kuchera’s piece in Polygon on the power of virtual reality to strip away the outside world and leave us with the simple, peaceful feeling of solitude. “Much has been made of the ‘limitation’ of virtual reality,” he writes. “That it’s a solitary technology and it’s hard to share the experience with others.”  ...

On Polygon, Ben Kuchera writes: My favorite programs these days are the ones that send me as far away as possible, to places without even the hint of other people. It's like taking a brain vacation, and the solitude is the entire point. The free Guided Meditation program can send you deep into a forest, or allow you to spend time inside a temple in Japan. You can hang out on a beach with gently lapping waves, or sit in front of a canyon in the desert with your thoughts. Each experience comes with a 10 minute audio meditation program, and it's a brilliant...

ARNext writes: Guided Meditation - this is a demo application for virtual reality glasses Oculus Rift, in which there is no game scenarios and scripts at all. It is made not to scare you or test your vestibular system. You just turn it on and relax your body and soul....

We had a wonderful time sharing Guided Meditation with Emerson Dameron at Built In Chicago. He wrote a really great piece which you should definitely read here. It even includes a few stories that we haven't really talked about yet, like how Palmer Luckey was the first person outside of our team to finish a meditation in the Rift. Thanks so much to Emerson and the Built In team!...

Lokey Games travels through Guided Meditation. We laughed, we cried, and then we genuinely took notes. Thanks Benjamin at Lokey Games!...

Oculus Hut features Guided Meditation as number 13 on their list of 30 Oculus Rift games. Thanks Oculus Hut!...

PixelWhipt's VirtuAlly featured Guided Meditation's DK2 Demo this week. Thanks Ally and Zack from VRForum!...

Guided Meditation won the Most Innovative Game Award at the Meaningful Play Conference at Michigan State! We're truly honored. If that wasn't enough (whew!) Carrie Heeter of Mindtoon Lab, co-chair of Meaningful Play and professor at Michigan State, was kind enough to experience our app. Mindtoon Lab not only publishes amazing meditation apps for mobile, but Carrie is the leading thinker on the concept of Cybermeditation. Her pioneering research into Virtual Reality has been an inspiration since we started this project. Brainstorming with Carrie was a remarkable experience. A giant thanks to Brian Winn for allowing our last minute entry, the kind folks we had...

Guided Meditation's DK2 demo is now on the front page of Oculus Share. Wow! To jump directly to our listing please click here. Thanks to VRBacon and the whole Oculus team!...

PSFK says: If you’re looking to escape to paradise, Guided Meditation, an Oculus Rift DK2 demo, provides a choice of peaceful places you can virtually visit. And: Guided Meditation takes relaxation to high-tech levels with the immersive experience of virtual reality. In the app, you can virtually travel to tranquil locales such as a flawless tropical beach, a mesmerizing Japanese koi pond, breathtaking canyons under an endless blue sky or an enchanting forest. A soothing voice offers guided meditations with breathing exercises to complete the journey to relaxation. Thanks to Marnie from PSFK!...

David Sharp-Bell at davidsharpbell.com writes: The Oculus Rift guided meditation has the ability to transport you to places that would otherwise be inaccessible. You can breathe deeply on sunny sands while getting in tune with your inner thoughts anywhere, any time. If you are not already convinced, think about why using the Oculus Rift for a virtual reality guided meditation experience is different–and in some cases, even better! ...

Augmented Reality Trends' writer Bridget Wilson says: With the immersive experience of virtual reality, Guided Meditation gives a new meaning to relaxation.  ...

VRMedia says, translated from the original Japanese: OculusRift that are expected, many exciting content that can not be tasted in the normal world, but content that had a such as roller coasters and bungee jumping is famous, it is different a little angle to introduce today, relaxation content for OculusRift is RELAX. And: By immersion in beautiful scenery full of nature, it is that get a relaxing effect than exciting....

Reddit spread the word on Guided Meditation, making the front page of r/Oculus and r/Meditation. Thanks so much for the awesome support!...

vrHunters says, translated from the original Polish: Guided Meditation is a project of the independent studies Cubicle Ninjas distinctive audiovisual binding attractive and innovative approach to the subject. Thanks to Dodaj from vrHunters!...

VR Forum says: If you own a Rift I highly encourage you to download this. Don't waste any time man. Run. And: I don't ever really get this mushy over anything and use words like beautiful. But this deserves that. Also: You're going to love this one guys. See what I'm saying? Look at this. Look at this! And: Wish I had a beer right now, I'd sit back and relax in here for an hour. Also: My hat goes off to the developers of this....

VR Focus says: Developed by indie team Cubicle Ninjas Guided Meditation is a relaxing VR experience for both PC and Mac in which players can rest in one of four locations. These include a  rainy Birchnut Forest, a tropical beach setting at Costa Del Sol, a desert area named Cosmo Canyon and the peaceful Yokosuka Garden. Players can simply slip on the HMD and enjoy being in each environment. Thanks to Jamie from VR Focus!...

The Rift Arcade says: Guided Meditation isn’t a traditional Oculus Rift experience. It focuses on relaxing players and guiding them through stages of meditation, and what’s surprising is how well it works. Locate yourself in a quiet room with no distractions and you’ll soon find yourself completely immersed in it’s beautiful environments and settings, making this a brilliant way to relax after a long, stressful day. And: It’s also great to see such a high level of quality and polish in the app. The graphics are sublime, controls are easy to master and the audio/music is simply fantastic. Thanks so much The Rift Arcade!...

Road to VR says: ‘Guided Meditation’ Proves That ‘VR Relaxation’ Will Almost Certainly Become Its Own Genre Also: Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could whisk yourself away to a bright and sunny beach at the end of a stressful day ? It’s 2014, and it seems that Cubicle Ninjas, the folks behind Guided Meditation, think it’s about damn time (and we agree). And even: I consider myself highly audio-visual oriented. I can’t have TV on in the background while I work (like some people prefer) because I’d pay it too much attention. For someone like me, the eyes-closed method of meditation/relaxation is tough because...

Guided Meditation was featured on Drash's Rift Demo Round-up!  ...

Kent Bye of Voices of VR interviews Guided Meditation creative lead Josh Farkas at the first virtual reality conference SVVR. Topics cover the debut of our DK1 demo, Cubicle Ninjas, and the potential of biofeedback for VR. *Photo credit: D Coetzee. Thanks D and Kent!...