One of the best things about Meditations is that it is gently encouraging people from different cultures to play games made by people from different cultures.
I don’t think I had even heard of the Bahá'í Faith before today, but I should have predicted that sooner or later Meditations would teach me about a holiday I didn’t know about. According to Malath Abbas, the creator of today’s Meditation, the Bahá'í Faith New Year follows a nineteen-day fast that is a reminder of “hope, forbearance and joy”. Spring is a good time to think about hope, Malath says.
This game initially felt tranquil, and then when I tried to take a screenshot I found that pressing any button makes a circle appear on the screen with a loud staticky sound. And I pressed more buttons, and more circles appeared, and those circles vibrated unpleasantly. And it began to feel like some kind of virus. I tapped and tapped and tapped, and made more and more circles appear, because there was nothing else I could do, and then suddenly, the screen changed to a pale blue, filled with bouncing balls with smiling faces on them, and the sound of laughter. The change we had been hoping for?