Just Breathe is a game, in which the user must consciously control their breathing pattern in order to earn points. Designed to help relieve built up stress, or anxiety, the user must choose an icon from a range of various forms and colours, this icon is then placed at the start of a permutation of breathing patterns, presented as challenges the user must control their inhale and exhale breaths to move the icon along the path, if the user breaks the breathing pattern the icon will start to slip back to the start, until the user regains the rhythm and timing of the pattern.
‘Challenge mode’ incorporates the idea of game, trial or test, this is made satisfying through winning and rewards. The user can complete levels to earn points; this can be placed on a scoreboard compared to various other online players.
‘Relax mode’ retains the idea of the game but in an uncontrolled manner, the user is free to do each pattern at their own pace, still gaining small rewards, just without opposition of time or other players.