Zenses Nintendo DS Giveaway


“Active Relaxation”? What is it and how do I get me some? That’s the first thought that came to mind when I read those words. With Zenses games for the Nintedo DS, use your brain power while listening to relaxing soundscapes and feel the stress slip away.

  • Zenses – Ocean EditionIn Zenses Ocean, players relax themselves playing puzzle games 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.
  • Zenses- Rainforest EditionZenses Rainforest allows players to explore the Amazon while playing games infused with rain      drops, exotic flowers, waterfalls and giant trees. This refreshing experience encourages players to recharge their batteries while playing puzzle games.

Key Features & Highlights

* 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.

* Zenses will include a high-quality ambient soundtrack. All music from the game will be uploaded to http://www.gamefactorygames.com and will be available to download for free (players will be receive special bonuses holding codes to unlock).

Who would have thought that gaming could lead to relaxation? Go to The Game Factory to see screenshots, trailers, hear and download music and learn more about the qualities of the games that enable you to release stress and feel soothed and calm.

Purchase the game from online retailers and brick and mortar stores too. (Walmart, Target, Amazon.com, Buy.com, etc.) for $29.99

Review and Giveaway courtesy of Family Review Network and The Game Factory.

Now you can own both Zenses Ocean and Rainforest Edition for Nintendo DS!

The Rules:
1. Contest starts now and ends Sunday January 5th at midnight EST.
2. Open to people with US addresses only.
3. Winner will be chosen by Random.org.
4. Winner has 2 days to claim prize.
5. Have fun and tell your friends.

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  1. I watched the trailer and I like the fact that the games are stimulating and can be played for 3 minutes or 3 hours. This would be perfect to take along when I’m at the doctor’s office waiting for my appointment or to relax after work.

  2. I like the active relaxation feature of the Zenses game. Thanks so much.

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  4. I love the calming soundscapes!

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  8. I love it is like a spa home

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  9. Active relaxation? I had no clue there was such a thing!! Sounds heavenly!!

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  10. I like how Zenses will relax and rejuvenate you, but the activities are also good for your brain. Let me tell you…my brain can always use a work out! Thanks so much!

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  12. I like the soothing relaxing sounds and brain puzzles.

  13. I love that it has active relaxation, relaxation while using your brain. Sounds great as I cannot stand to be totally idle, I must be doing Something at all times.

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  15. I like the fact it can be just as stimulating playing very few minutes as it is playing for a long time.

  16. I like the soothing music (assuming it is like the one on the website) and that the puzzles are relaxing

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  17. the ambient music is wonderful

  18. Jennifer B. says:

    I like the idea of puzzle games that will also relax me.

  19. I love the relaxing sounds and the games look fun!

  20. I would love the soothing sounds coupled with the challenge aspect. Thanks for the terrific giveaway!

  21. susan varney says:

    love the relaxing sounds

  22. I love that it has authentic, soothing sounds.

  23. I like the puzzle games and the visuals. sounds like a good way to unwind.

  24. Relaxation

  25. shannon Baas says:

    The quiet music.

  26. vicki andrew says:

    I like that you can play for a few minuets when you have the time

  27. MRS.MOMMYY says:

    love the ocean sounds and visuals mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom oh and no typing the stylus

  28. Devon Weisz says:

    I love how it is made to play for just a couple minutes at a time if that is all the time you have!!! Of course you can play a long time too…but most games require more time than I have

  29. The calming sounds are great!

  30. the ambient music is great. as a matter fact you can go to their site and download the music for free.

  31. The music would be great to help me relax when I travel and am trying to sleep in a strange bed

  32. Susan Smith says:

    I like how you can play for any amount of time

  33. Gail Crawford says:

    They are easy to play.

  34. Michael Capp says:

    Ambient sounds

  35. I think I’d really enjoy the sounds. I love puzzle games.

  36. I love the relaxing sounds… I’m a naturally high-strung, stressed individual so this would be something good for me, I think! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. I love that the game is infused with rain drops, exotic flowers, waterfalls and giant trees

  38. I like the idea of playing something that everybody is talking about. Is there a blog out there anywhere that isn’t talking about these games? I want em’!

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  39. I think I would enjoy the sounds and music.

  40. I like that it is relaxing. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  41. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would like the relaxing sounds.

  42. The visuals sound soothing to me!

  43. I like the sounds- sounds relaxing.

  44. The relaxing sounds would be great.

  45. Kathy Scott says:

    Active relaxation.

  46. I really like the beautiful graphics they’ve used with this game. Thanks for the contest!

  47. beth shepherd says:

    I really llike the relaxing sounds and the wonderful visuals. THank you

  48. david basile says:

    the mellow relaxing puzzles

  49. michael woods says:

    The tranquility appeals to me

  50. The puzzles

  51. I’d love the ocean one!

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  52. I love the ocean sounds, and look forward to heariing them on the Ocean Game.

  53. The soothing sounds would be nice.

  54. I like that the game is influenced by the movement of the tide and it has rippling water sounds.

  55. Rose Roberts says:

    I love the ocean – so the sounds would be very soothing to me

  56. The soothing sounds and the fact that is has so many mini games.

  57. I like that they have ambient rainforest and ocean sounds, sounds soothing.

  58. I love that it is both relaxing & good for your brain!

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  61. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    High quality visuals

  62. I like that the music is free from Game Factory.

  63. I like the “relaxing” part of the whole game. LOL Thanks.

  64. Active relaxations seems like just the right medicine for me… bring it on!

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  65. I like the puzzles with the Ocean version.

  66. Jill Miller says:

    I like how it incorporates sounds and music for a relaxing effect.

  67. Let’s see, what would I like most about these games…I’m gonna go with the fact that they relax you as you learn. My kids would really appreciate that LOL!

  68. I like the soothing music in the game.

  69. Sandy Tritt says:

    The fact that even if you don’t have a lot of time to play you can still enjoy it.

  70. Jill Myrick says:

    My favorite aspect of the Zenses games would be the relaxing sounds.
    Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful giveaway.
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  71. i think this would bring the family back for game night

  72. i like the ocean sounds on the ocean version, i love the ocean and would find the sounds alone very relaxing

  73. Cynthia Shern says:

    The refreshing Rainforest experience encourages players to recharge their batteries while playing puzzle games such as Sapphire Wheel, Mirror Maze, Stack Jack and Bumble Breaker.

  74. The sounds

  75. Tanya Wilson says:

    I think that the visual and sound effects are great and really create a relaxing, spa like atmosphere!

  76. I like the relaxing soundtrack. Thanks for the giveaway!

  77. Karen Gonyea

    I’d love the rainforest zenses – count me in ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. The music is great.

  79. Monique Rizzo says:

    The soothing music /ocean sounds is very appealing.

  80. I love the calming, New Agey musical background.

  81. I like the calming idea of the sounds of the rainforest.

  82. I think the soundscapes, especially of the ocean would be great.

  83. Katherine Frazier says:

    I like that you can play for several minutes or for several hours.

  84. Kathy Amos says:

    I love th sounds and flowers in Rainforest.

  85. I like how you can play games for a little while or a long time depending on how much time you have

  86. I love this feature: active relaxation ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  87. I grew up near the ocean and look forward to listening to the Ocean sounds on this game.

  88. I like the fact that all of the game is controlled through the stylus.


  89. I like that it’s a great down-time game.

  90. The number one feature that I like is the soothing, relaxing soundscapes it has. I just love the sound of the ocean waves it always has a calming effect on my senses.

  91. I actually like the soothing, calming music that it plays. It sounds so peaceful and relaxing. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  92. Ken Robinson says:

    Oh, the relaxing soothing sounds to calm my soul. Plus it’s fun. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  93. Active relaxation and soothing sights and sounds – what could be better!!

  94. The music is very soothing

  95. Just whats needed to calm me down!!!!

  96. the calming soundtrack sounds nice

  97. I like the fact that you can play an extended game or for just a few minutes. Thank you for the great give-away.

  98. I like the sound of raindrops.

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  99. trudee carreiro says:

    I love the soothing sounds

  100. I think I would really enjoy the puzzles in the Oceans game. They say they are subliminal and addictive…interesting! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  101. Jeanette H. says:

    Challenging puzzle games would be my favorite feature.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  102. Christian Brothers says:

    I like the soothing relaxing sounds and brain puzzles.

  103. the sounds

  104. I like that you can pick it up and play for just a few minutes if that’s all the time you have

  105. The immersive, relaxing soundtrack is very appealing. Sound can be very relaxing, even without the game.

  106. Ed VanEtten says:

    ocean sounds

  107. love the graphics and puzzles

  108. Jennifer M says:

    I think I’d like the ambient sounds best.

  109. David Bertolo says:

    I like the Zenses Ocean as the soothing sounds of the ocean waves calms my tortured soul.

  110. I like the Rainforest game and how it has relaxing sounds!

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  112. My favorite is the brain puzzles, enter me please.

  113. the calmness of the game

  114. I like the colors and sounds on the Rainforest one.

  115. adrienne Gordon says:

    love the brain games

  116. Alecia Gibson says:

    My favorite feature of the Zenses is that it is controlled using the stylus so I don’t have to press any keys.

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  117. I love the soundtrack! What is more relaxing than the sound of the ocean lapping against the shore? Thanks for the chance to win!


  118. I like Rubik’s World

  119. Jessica P says:

    I love the music that goes with this game- great concept.

  120. Janna Johnson says:

    The soothing sounds of course!
    Thanks for entering me! Great contest!

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  121. Mae Behling says:

    I like the relaxing music

  122. I like that it promises a spa-like atmosphere.

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  124. Cindy Flores says:

    I love that these games are not only relaxing, but help your brain. I have PP Multiple Sclerosis which makes me have cognitive trouble. These games would help stimulate my brain. Thanks for the contest!!

  125. Melissa P says:

    I like that a game isn’t a set amount of time. I could pick it up and play it whenever I had a few minutes to spare.

  126. I need to escape from the stress of daily life while challenging my mind, body and spirit through relaxing puzzle games! I’d love zenses.

  127. i love that there are non-violent games! but instead they actually stimulate the brain. THANK YOU! There is still hope for us yet!!!

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  128. Mollie G. says:

    Besides how puzzles help keep the mind flexible, and how I can nicely fill the occasional free moment without losing my place when I have to put it down, I like not having to monkey with the keyboard at all. Thanks!!

  129. Amy Taylor says:

    I like the ambient sound effects that relax you! Aaaahhhh…I feel relaxed already!!

  130. I like puzzles. I find they reboot my brain and relax me. I like the fact of a relaxing sound also instead of some of the annoying stuff they put with games that make you want to scream and press the mute button.

  131. The ambient sounds seem like a fabulous feature! Very soothing which is kind of unusual in a game.

  132. Rubiks world looks like a mind boggling game!

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  133. Paula Harmon says:

    I love how UN-exciting this game is. That means my kids won’t like it, this game is gonna be for me!!! A calm and soothing video game. Awesome!

  134. Erin Daly says:

    I really like the fact that each edition uses the sights and sounds of the ocean/rain forest to help you relax while playing the game.

  135. flared0ne says:

    I particularly admire the ability to do everything with just the stylus — no need to get my adult-sized fingers on the keyboard.

  136. Cheryl Smith says:

    I really love the relaxing sounds. This is great!

  137. I like the brain training feature in Zenses Ocean

  138. I like that Zenses challenges your mind, body and spirit through their relaxing games, sounds, and visuals of our earth’s natural wonders and pure beauty.
    It is like taking a spa day with you in your handbag as you can play at any time as the games last only 3 minutes to 3 hours.
    I have done quite a bit of reading on the Zenses games, they both sound like something I would highly enjoy….and very much highly need!
    While sitting here typing out my blog post to you I have the Zenses website loaded on another page, I am listening to the sounds and I do have to admit, it is relaxing.
    Thank you for the chance to win, I cross my fingers I win but if not then there will be another happy…and relaxed!….person on this earth. What a great giveaway.

  139. I like the fact that you can challenge your mind and relax and unwind at the same time. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  140. I like that they used natural, calming sounds as part of the game.

  141. Elizabeth B says:

    I like the soundtrack

  142. I like that it has puzzle gaes!

  143. Sherri B. says:

    The soundscapes on both games sound great! I love ocean sounds. In fact, I have to sleep with a sound machine set on ocean waves!

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  144. Phillip Fry says:

    The soothing sounds are great!

  145. David Clark says:

    I like the fact that these games stimulate your brain.

  146. Marion Burgess says:

    The soothing sounds and how it relaxes you body and soul is great!

  147. Steve Scott says:

    I like that there are relaxing sounds in the back ground.

  148. LeeAnn P. says:

    I watched the trailer and it looks like a lot of fun-I already enjoy puzzle games. I like the soothing music and the fact that I can play for a few minutes or a few hours. I bet it would be great to play while I’m stressed out waiting in some interminable line at the doctor’s or the DMV!

  149. Since I have never been to the ocean, I would love this game to just hear the sounds would be relaxing.. the games are just a added bonus.


  150. Melissa V says:

    i like that it’s “Designed for casual play – whether it’s for three minutes or for a three-hour escape”. this gives me the time to play whenever i get a chnace in my busy schedule!

  151. D. Martin says:

    I like the feature that it is Designed for casual play – whether it’s for three minutes or for a three-hour escape!

  152. Christal E says:

    I like that it has destressing puzzles

  153. I like the relaxing sounds.

  154. I think the active relaxation is the best feature of these games.

  155. The relaxing puzzles and soothing music sound good. Thanks!

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  156. The sounds seem soothing and the ocean visuals are relaxing.

  157. Gabriel J. says:

    I like Rubik’s World.

  158. I think the soothing sounds of the Ocean game would be nice and relaxing.

  159. I like that it will be my game and not the kids’ game!

  160. JenniferR says:

    I like that these games have realistic effects, like rippling water, waterfalls, etc. I can only imagine how these would take the player away to a nice, peaceful world!

  161. I like the idea of the tide movements.

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  164. The authentic Ocean sounds would relax me by themselves. What a great idea and combination in a game!

  165. i like that it has soothing sounds and its designed so that one can play it for just a few minutes or for a few hours

  166. Angela Prater says:

    I love that it plays the soundscapes while you are playing puzzles.

  167. Lara Aleff says:

    I like that you can play these games for any length of time and you only use the stylus. I could definitely use one of these games to relax and unwind!

  168. Patricia Mortimer says:

    I like the ambient soundtrack

  169. I love the music-very relaxing.

  170. I love the refreshing sound, even if its just for a few minutes it would be wonderful.

  171. Tamara Burks says:

    I like puzzles. And puzzles and relaxing sounds perfect.

  172. I really love the fact that you can play quick little games – perfect while I am waiting for someone in my car!

  173. Suzanne Lewis says:

    I love the puzzles.

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  174. I like the relaxing soundscapes of the game.

  175. Tracey Byram says:

    I like the fact that it helps you relax. Most video games make you more stressed because your trying to win.

  176. I like how it’s designed to be relaxing but yet works your brain with puzzles!

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    This game sounds so interesting. I had no idea they made games to be relaxing.

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  181. I love that it works my mind with the puzzles but at the same time is realxing me…. oooo heaven

  182. Renee Borders says:

    The sounds. The ocean, a rainforest……I’m relaxing already. ๐Ÿ™‚

  183. Lee Taylor says:

    I love the ‘awesome’ sounds and the brain puzzles! Please, enter me in your giveaway drawing! Thanks and Happy Happy Holidays!

  184. Kathy Conley says:

    I love the idea of the sounds and the relaxation of a spa experience all with a game!

  185. Amy Griffin says:

    I like that it’s designed for adult women. A lot of DS games are fun, but leave me feeling kind of agitated. From what I read, this one sounds very relaxing. The ocean one sounds beatiful.

  186. Veronica Garrett says:

    I like the sounds and images of the ocean and the rainforest.

  187. I like the ocean sounds. Nothing more relaxing than that.

  188. I like the fact that you can play in short increments. Moms don’t always have a lot of time at once.

  189. The soundtracks, I’m all about the ambiance of music where ever I am!

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  190. Marcy Strahan says:

    I love that it’s a game yet a relaxing & stress relieving tool!
    I want the Ocean one Badly!

  191. kathy pease says:

    id really love the ocean one everything about the ocean fascinates me ๐Ÿ™‚

  192. sandra kao says:

    i like that the game can vary in length depending on your mood

  193. Dawn Horns says:

    I need anything calming in my life.

  194. I love puzzle games, I love that these are inspired by relaxing things. A lot of puzzle games get pretty frantic.

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  197. C. clemens says:

    I like the soothing relaxing sounds~

  198. I like the Active Relaxation

  199. stylus only

  200. The active relaxation feature is the best! Thanks =)

  201. cathleen nash says:

    I love the zen-like concept of these games- maybe this means I finally outgrew Mario and Sonic! The ability to unwind, instead of overstimulate, my mind when playing a video game is a great feature of Zenses by Game Factory. Same goes for Rubik’s World! I’d love to get my hands on that tasty morsel ๐Ÿ™‚

  202. Susanne Troop says:

    I would love the nature sounds!

  203. Catherine KingChuparkoff says:

    i love the fact that if I only have 3 minutes to 3hours you can find a game that suits your stress level and just relax.

  204. I like that they have several small games that are rather quick to play.

  205. The Ocean is sensual.

  206. I like that we get to enjoy the ambient sounds inspired by the rainforest and the sea.

  207. Lily Kwan says:

    One feature of the game that I like is the high-quality ambient soundtrack.

  208. I like that it has a รขโ‚ฌล“spa-likeรขโ‚ฌย interface.

  209. One feature that I really like is the soothing ambient sounds and authentic rainforest and oceanic visuals. Sounds very relaxing!!

  210. Heather C says:

    I am quite sure I’d love the sound of the ocean. Thanks!

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