Mingle Games Announces “Calming Lia” – A Night & Play Puzzle Game for iOS

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Created to Reduce the Negative Effect of Playing Games Before Sleep,
‘Calming Lia’ is Designed to Enhance the Quality and Quantity of
Players’ Sleep

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#animationMingle
Games
, an independent game development studio, today announced its
next mobile title, Calming Lia, is now available on the Apple
App Store
. Free to play, Calming Lia is a match-three puzzle
adventure game featuring beautiful hand drawn art and charming, vivid
character animations. Intended specifically for night time gameplay, and
encouraging the use of the iOS Night Shift mode, Calming Lia sees
players tackling a variety of quests and in-game elements that make each
level a fun, challenging puzzle to solve.

The story of Calming Lia focuses on Lia, a very imaginative young
lady haunted by nightmares, and Bao, a friendly bear with endearing
raccoon-like features who represents Lia’s courage and well-being
throughout her adventures in dreamland. Players will travel the world,
from the depths of magical woods to the peaks of sky-tearing mountains,
and further on and into the mysterious land of dreams. By using unique
match-three mechanics to release positive emotions and fend off the
“Boogie Man” and his nightmarish cohorts (spiders, wolves, monsters,
etc.), players can improve Lia’s abilities to face her fears and remain
calm so she can freely explore her imagination in the game’s numerous
levels and various quests.

“Night & Play” gaming is a term used for describing certain features of
a game designed not only to reduce the negative effect of playing games
before sleeping, but also to help or enhance the ability of falling
asleep, thus improving the quality and quantity of player’s sleep. The
three important features of night & play gaming featured in Calming
Lia
are:

  • Music: Calming Lia features soothing (approximately
    about 60 BPM) music, which is proven to have a deep impact on the
    body, mind and a person’s emotions. It slows down the brain’s
    overactive thought process, allowing the player to relax and get rid
    of tensions – all desired when getting ready to sleep.
  • Colors: There is significant evidence proving that blue light
    emitted by all kinds of electronic devices such as smartphones,
    tablets, TV screens, laptops and others can have a profound effect on
    quality and quantity of sleep. Calming Lia utilizes the iOS
    Night Shift mode to make sure the player’s gameplay experience won’t
    have a negative effect on the quality of his sleep.
  • Distraction: A busy mind is a well-known enemy of sleep. Minds
    don’t know such things as a perfect time for worries or imagination.
    Wandering through imagination or minds occupied with worries just
    before bedtime is quite common due to more time to think. Sleep
    experts recommend doing something that will distract the mind from
    worries and overactive thought processes. Solving challenging puzzles,
    such as the ones in Calming Lia, can be one of them.

“The main inspiration for developing this game comes from my daughter’s
frequent nightmares, said Vladislav Spevak, managing director at Mingle
Games. “It was important to me to create a game that can be played at
night and help calm the brain so that the player can have a good night’s
sleep. Calming Lia is designed to deliver a compelling yet
restful experience as you get ready to go to bed.”

Online Press Kit: HERE

Game Trailer: HERE

About Mingle Games

Founded in 2012 by Vladislav Spevak, Mingle Games is an independent game
development studio located in Prague, Czech Republic. The studio focuses
on developing high-quality mobile games that are fun to play and
beautiful to watch. Funded by LRJ Capital, a private evergreen venture
fund, Mingle Games is creating a global company with its own brands and
creating various games with a unique approach and style. Dark Lands, the
company’s greatest success so far, has generated over 6 million
downloads to date and still sees over 6,000 downloads per day across all
platforms. For more information, visit www.mingle-games.com,
www.facebook.com/MingleGames
or https://twitter.com/MingleGames.

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