Saturday, February 14, 2009

Escape With Zenses Ocean

How many of you can relate to this scenario:



Me too. In fact, just the other day, I was stuck in Target waiting endlessly for a prescription to be filled when I remembered that my Nintendo DS was in my purse. I carry it around for times just like those.

Of course, I had my favorite game loaded in the DS: Zenses Ocean. As soon as I began playing, my tension was eased and the time just flew by.

I also suffer from insomnia and the game helps me to relax and unwind at night. The music is so soothing and the graphics take you away to another world. The clean, fresh look as well as the calming soundtrack reminds me of a spa getaway. Click here to see the trailer so you can watch and listen for yourself.

Zenses Ocean comes with the following highlights and features:
  • Allows players to escape from the stress of daily life while challenging the mind, body and spirit through relaxing puzzle games, soothing ambient sounds and authentic rainforest and oceanic visuals.
  • Designed for casual play – whether it’s for three minutes or for a three-hour escape – and offers a collection of six easy to pick up, yet addictive puzzle/brain games that are as fun as they are challenging.
  • A clean, fresh and “spa-like” interface and highlights the earth’s natural wonders and beauty.
  • A pleasant mixture of 2D and 3D. Zenses is controlled using the stylus only. Not a single key press is necessary.
  • Includes a high-quality, ambient soundtrack. Music from the game can be downloaded for free. Just click here and go to "Music Download."
Here are the specs for the game:

Release Date: November 2008
Genre: Puzzle
Platform: Nintendo DS™
Rating: Rating E for Everyone
Players: 1
Target: Female casual gamers
Languages: English, Spanish and French
Developer: Shin'en Multimedia
Publisher: The Game Factory/zenses
Price: $29.99 each
Where to Buy: Available now online and at retailers nationwide (Target, Wal-Mart, amazon.com, among others)



Zenses Ocean transports me to my favorite place on the earth....the beach. The puzzles are "inspired by the movements of the tide, rippling water, riffs and corals, beach vegetation and sea life."
"An indulgent, soothing experience, Zenses Ocean includes high quality visuals and ambient sounds inspired by the natural sounds of the sea. Subliminal addictive puzzles such as Zen-Stones, Hot Spot, Shell Twirl, Turtle Turn, Pearl Diver and Wave Breaker were created to give players an escape from the stress of every day life."

Ahhhh! Just what my busy mind needs to unwind.



Shell Twirl is my favorite puzzle. There's just something soothing to me about dragging all of the pretty shells into their rightful places.

For more information on Zenses Ocean, click here. While you're there, don't forget you can download the spa-like music for free. You can also click on "Words of Wisdom" to view inspirational quotes.

Would you like to release the stress and tension in your life and have fun while doing it? Thanks to GameFactoryGames and r-west, one lucky reader will win Zenses Ocean for themselves!



To enter, simply leave a comment on this post letting me know why you'd like to win Zenses Ocean.

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Deadline to enter is 11:59 EST, Saturday, February 21, 2009. Winner will be selected at random using Random.org. Good luck!

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170 comments:

kendra22 said...

awesome! would love to win ! looks like a relaxing game and thanks for the opp! :)

TheGhostBlogger said...

FANTASTIC!!! My daughter has really been wanting to play this game and I would so love to win it for her (heck, maybe she'll let me play it too - looks so soothing)
Happy Valentine's Day to All
:)

Sue S said...

I'd love to win this. I'm a type A, coffee addict, full time teacher, part time college student and single mother of a 15 year old boy..the last one being the most stressful.....This would be such a pleasant distraction.

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ms-texas said...

it looks like it would be a lot of fun and I would enjoy it!

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

I am not one to play wars and wizards and would games that are lowkey and destress not pump up my heart rate and make me go nuts

mmentor said...

good win for me

Rebecca Graham said...

It would be so refreshing to play this game with the relaxing sounds.

Jamie said...

I would like to win..to help me relax!

scrunquist said...

Would love to win this for me and my kids! Thanks!

randycur0962 said...

I love to win this, because I just bought my girlfriend a DS and only bought one game so far...(Animal Crossing) and would like to give her another game to play.

cdziuba said...

I also suffer from insomnia, and this game would likely relax me and put me out!

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mverno said...

it would help me relax after a hard day at the office

clc408 said...

OOH-I just got a new Nintendo DS and have no games for it yet. This would be perfect. Thanks for the giveaway.

Alice said...

looks like a great game

Cynthya said...

This game looks like fun--and I am getting tired of the one game I have for my DS. Thanks for the giveaway!

traymona said...

I am so stressed over money that I keep a constant tension headache. Maybe a Zenses game would take my mind off my troubles and help me relax enough to get rid of the headache.
traymona[at]aol.com

409cope said...

I am a mom of two grown men, who I am constantly worrying about,one of which is a cop,and the wife of an ex military man who has countless health problems from his tours of Bosnia. I really need something to help me relax.

tawnda said...

I'd love to win this game because it's been soooooooooooo long since I've been to the ocean...

tawnda said...

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jayne said...

I think this would be a fun and relaxing game! Finally a game I NEED! lol!

denyse said...

Maybe this could help me relax. I hope I win!

sweetsue said...

This sounds like the perfect game to unwind with!
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agordon10 said...

anythign to help me relax!

toughturtles said...

looks like a great tension releiver thanks

Elena said...

I'd like to win because I really enjoy the relaxing games--I've tried Clubhouse Games & CrossworDS and would like to try this one! Thanks for the contest!

Vic said...

I need help unwinding at night and if it worked for you, I want to try it! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

mail4rosey said...

My daughter just got a DS for Christmas and this looks like a perfect game for her and I to enjoy together.
msurosey@yahoo.com

deedleweedle said...

It sounds fun and relaxing.

Erica C. said...

this would be relaxing to play before drifting off to sleep :)

redron said...

my grandkids would love it

Ken said...

I need to chill out. Relax. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Sunnyvale said...

This would be great for my daughter who has a very stressful job.

Brandy said...

First off, momma doesn't have a game of her own to play on the new DS we got for Christmas so this would be a real treat for me. With 5 kids (6 if you count my husband...) I could very much use some relaxing time everyday.

Kristy Clayman said...

What a great prize. Thanks for the contest.

danosor said...

Please enter me in this contest.I am a subscriber.

Sharon said...

Looks so relaxing...as a full time nanny/full time mom...I need this...:)
thanks

Sharon said...

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BL said...

It would be a lot of fun.

karmajnke said...

I would love to give this to my teenage daughter. She is a 40 year old in a 13 year old body. She needs to relax and unwind and stop worrying about everything!!!

Tiggerriffic said...

Looks fun and I need to relax!!

Fangirl Jen said...

It would be fun to have a game that also relaxed me.

tom343 said...

Great way to relax.

Sarah Z said...

I want to win because I love puzzle games!
Thanks
Sarah
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

vboackle said...

the sounds would be heavenly.

nape said...

My friend can't wait to own a Zenses, and I can't wait to win one for her. I'm-a wishin' and a-hopin'!

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pestkaj said...

I love my ds and a game made more for adults would be cool!

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Princess Common Sense said...

I'd love to win this to help De-stress after a crazy day of teaching. It really looks like a fun game!

janetfaye said...

I love the concept of Zenses Ocean. It would help me feel relaxed when I am stressed.

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EC said...

oh please girl... lol... you've seen me on Facebook at 3am and 4am and even 5am :-) I think you already know why I need to win this game, lol.

Thanks for another great contest! I'm going to twitter it right now!

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EC said...

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susan1215 said...

This sounds like a nice relaxing game

jlafount said...

Looks refreshing

beth said...

With 3 young children this would be wonderful to relax with when they go to bed at night. Thank you for a great giveaway!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Tiffany819 said...

To give me something to do while DH plays his Xbox and my son plays with his toys. Momma needs a game too! Brain age isn't exactly relaxing so I'd love to try this. Thank you for the giveaway!

hobbes44 said...

I love the soothing sounds and visions of the sea. this game sounds like one that offers both, it sounds great!

jessica a said...

i would like to win this because all of our games are boring and this looks like a fun game for me:)
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Nickolay said...

I like the soothing game sounds and the puzzles


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Princess Golden Hair said...

i love to play games but i hate violent games. so i love the soothing game sounds for this game.

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idahomom said...

We drive 67 miles to my sons sporting events every weekend. I would love to play while my husband drives.

Dave said...

I am a casual gamer. Sometimes it's nice just to relax after a stressful day with some fun videogames. Zenses Ocean looks perfect. Thank you for the chance to win.

Gabriel said...

Please, enter me, great prize!!! I would love to win this.

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tlcfromtn said...

I'd like to win because I like puzzle games and I really need to relax. This sounds perfect for me!

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omz007 said...

This game looks like a great addition to the Nintendo DS lineup. I would love to try a game with this type of mixture. A relaxing game you can pick up and play anywhere with great music and wonderful puzzles. That's just the tip of the iceberg.

Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

I am extremely stress with starting a new blog, starting college again, and my grandma being sick! I could so use this to calm down!

Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
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http://feedyourpig.blogspot.com
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turboterp said...

I'd love to win Zenses Ocean because:
1. I got a Nintendo DS for Christmas.
2. I really need to find new ways to relax!
Thank you!

msrodeobrat said...

i would love to win this because i stress over every possible thing in life and maybe this would help calm me down

Reva Skie said...

Some of my fondest memories involve the ocean and the beauty of nature. I would love this ocean themed game to destress.

trishden said...

I'd love to win this as I got a DS for Christmas and I've been decreasing my brain age, working with my weight loss coach and learning spanish, but I don't have any relaxing games, this sounds perfect for destressing. Thanks for a great giveaway!

trishden said...

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Thanks
trishden

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tomgibson38 said...

This would make a nice gift for my nephew.

nostrilb said...

I love the rain forest game, and like the ocean theme to this game.

sachidewey said...

I would love to win this because I'm about to go on a trip, and would love a new game for the plane.

babycat1216 said...

I love puzzle games and can realy use a excape!

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Dierdra said...

I would like to win because it sounds like a relaxing way to unwind after a stressful day.

Sonya said...

I'd love to win this so I might be able to relax every now and then!

tesashel said...

I need a stress-reliever so badly, and I don't have a man - so this game would have to do! :)

Ed said...

Sounds like a cool game

Nicole D said...

I would like to win because I need to relax!

doozercries said...

i'd like to play something other than Mario and Zenses looks pretty good. from what i can tell the graphics are nice and sharp. plus i love puzzle games. thanks for the chance!

doozercries said...

i'd like to play something other than Mario and Zenses looks pretty good. from what i can tell the graphics are nice and sharp. plus i love puzzle games. thanks for the chance!

doozercries said...

tweeted;

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Jayfr said...

This looks like it would be calming. That's something I could use right now.

ky2here said...

Because I love meditative relaxation.

vividchord said...

It would be great for relaxing at the end of the day

luckyme said...

My favorite place is also the beach. I live in the desert, so whenever I can hear the ocean, it is so relaxing. Would really like to have this for myself, but would
share with the kids.

luckyme51 (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

pitaharmon said...

We saw this game at the store, and I held it up and my kids made faces at it...so I want it SO badly. The kids said it is UN-exciting, so that means it would be mine, all mine!
harmonden[at]wowway[dot]com

joahsgrandma said...

My (only) other Nintendo DS game actually makes me tense. I need to play and relax. I'd love this game. Thanks

chromiumman said...

this sounds so relaxing

singermagic1 said...

I love the concept of Zenses Ocean. It would help me feel relaxed when I am stressed, and since you can play it for short times this would be great to take on the bus to classes

Helen S said...

This game looks so relaxing. Would love to have it for when I am strssed out which is pretty often.
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superdavefive said...

I'd love to have Zenses. My son hasn't been playing his DS since he got the Wii. Now I'm addicted and I could use a new game!

Thanks for the contest!
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Jeanette H. said...

This game looks so great! What parent would not want this game to unwind while the kids are away?

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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Reeva said...

i'd love to win this for myself! my daughter can play with it too though :)

Christal said...

I'd love to win this, it looks relaxing!

rosannepm said...

My granddaughter just got the system and this game sounds like it would calm her and keep her attention
rosans4@comcast.net

Jammie said...

very relaxing

sharon said...

I lead a busy and often hectic life and this would be great to unwind

angie said...

I'd love to win this. The ocean is relaxing and the games look cool.

Qwill said...

I entered a gazillion sweeps to try and win this because I am stressed beyone belief.

Dina said...

This game looks very relaxing. It would be nice to play this on my Nintendo DS right before bed! :) Thanks for the contest.

kathy55439 said...

Have heard this is a relaxing game would love to just play and chill

CAmom04 said...

As a mom of 4, this would be IDEAL for me. I love puzzles too and can easily get lost in concentration in a game like this. I hope I win and thanks for the contest!

pjgirl74 said...

I would love this because I could really use some de-stressing right about now. Thanks!
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leandrew said...

Playing 'Zenses Ocean' would be a great way to unwind after a looooooooooooooooooog week at the office! Please, include me in your giveaway drawing! Thanks and good luck to all!

autumnbride7 said...

I would like this to de-stress!

Amy L. said...

Oooh, I love puzzles of any kind. This looks like so much fun (and relaxing). Thanks for the giveaway!

:)

melazy1[at]gmail[dot]com

rdazer said...

i've heard this is very relaxing...and boy do i need that

klinder said...

Now that sounds like just the game for me. A nice way to unwind after a hectic day of teaching third grade!

blown96cobra said...

This would be a great game to play, while waiting at the bus stop!

Amy said...

I would love to win the DS: Zenses Ocean game. I love the beach. And I need a game that will melt all my tensen and stress away...right now I have Brian Age for the DS and I get stressed out when the doctor guy tells says something like "Are you feeling tired" when I post a not so good score. I need a good stress reliever. Thanks for the chance to win.

esther said...

After working 8 hours a day, 6 days a week I need something to help me relax and unwind. This sounds like the perfect game.

Heather said...

This sounds like a game that parents need to relax after a long day of running after the kids. I hope I win! I need a little escape to relax before dragging myself into bed.

arvard said...

This looks like a fun game. Please enter me.

Renee said...

I love the sound of water. It has such a calm soothing effect on me. I love the beach and walking in the rain. Thanks! :)

Angela said...

I love that you can play this for a few minutes at a time. A little bit of stress reduction here and there would certainly be a plus in my life.

purplepassion126 said...

I'd like to Zenses Ocean so that I can have an excuse to play with DS and to finally have some relaxing me time. The game seems challenging, mind boggling, and serene all at the same time.

DMarti2620 said...

I would love to win the game because it sounds like it would be something that both my grandchidren and I would enjoy playing.

Lu Ann said...

I love the ocean and I've had a lot of stress lately. I would love to play something that's calming.

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purango said...

I would love to win it to unwind after my hectic day at work and taking care of my family. garrettsambo@aol.com

kathy pease said...

id love to play this game it looks very relaxing :)

Brooke said...

I need to relax.. I need to de-stress... Not sure this would compeletely do that but ooo it looks so nice... it's relaxing but also works my mind...

tigger210 said...

The game sounds fun. Also I need to relax and take some time for myself. I would love to win. Thanks!

skstigger (at) hotmail.com

Ardy22 said...

I would like to win this to help me ease the stresses of life!

Miranda said...

My daughter wants this game!

freakdujour359 said...

Wow- this would really soothe my nerves :)

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Michelle B. said...

I have been wanting this since I first saw it. I need something to help me unwind and this would definitely do the trick....Thanks for the chance.

shellbell574(at)yahoo(dot)com

Melissa said...

I'd like to win this because things have been stressful the last few months and something relaxing would be nice.

Melissa said...

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Amy said...

I would really like this because I love anything to do with the ocean and this game seems fun and relaxing. Thanks, Godesseablu@msn.com

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I FEEL SO STRESED OUT SOMETIMES.
OTHER GAMES SEEMS TO MAKE ME MORE STRESSED. ZENSES OCEAN SEEMS LIKE IT'S RELAXING YET GIVE MENTAL SIMULATION IN ORDER TO EXERCISE YOUR BRAIN.
I JUST LOVE THE OCEAN SOUND EFFECTS TOOOOOOOO...
ZENSES TAKE ME AWAY!!!!!!

ZESTYWONDERLAND@GMAIL.COM

susan said...

this seems like such a cool stress reliever!

Fae V said...

the game sounds relaxing and fun to play!

Lisa P said...

I would love to win this game, Being at home almost 24/7 with kids I need a bit of relaxation!

Lisa P said...

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Betty C said...

What an innovative game. It's nice to see something aimed at moms.

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Donna said...

Zenses Ocean looks like it would be so relaxing.
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rooann said...

i got rid of my old nintendo ds, so i got rid of most of my games as well. i still have a couple, but i need to build up my game library! zenses ocean looks really amazing, i love games based on ambient sounds & puzzles as well. this game combines so many great concepts all in one!

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rooann said...

blogged here: http://stuffstuffstuffmorestuff.blogspot.com/2009/02/so-blonde-walks-into-review-zenses.html

also forgot to say that i got rid of my old ds, but i just got a new one... i realized i couldn't live without it! its such a cool little device!

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lilyk said...

I would like to win Zenses Ocean because it sounds very interesting!

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memetu said...

Our school had Oceans for a theme several years ago and my daughter has remained extremely interested in our oceans.

Heather said...

I would love this because who says my daughter gets all the DS time?! I don't do pokemon, so Zenses is the perfect solution. :-)

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