A downloadable contemplation for Windows and macOS

NOW AVAILABLE ON: Android, Windows, and MacOS.

is meant to be experienced in a dark, quiet room, on a large screen with a surround-sound system or headphones, and with a multi-touch screen for input.

monad was initially conceived as an experiment with space, wherein at the very moment that the player engaged with the system, a white circle began to grow, unrestrained, until it occupied the entire screen, the entire space.  Leaving no room for agency.

The black circle came about as a means for the player to regain space.  The soundscape came about in order to give more dimension to the feelings that the visuals were already evoking.

monad is made with LÖVE, with help and support from that community as well as Louisville Makes Games

monad has been exhibited at:

Indie Games and Art Social - AIGA Design week, September 2018

Bit Bash, August 2019

Kentucky State Fair - Design Web Digital and Interactive Art Exhibit, August 2019

EGX 2019 - Left Field Collection, September 2019

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Release date Aug 15, 2019
Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars
(17 total ratings)
AuthorGlenn Essex
TagsAbstract, Atmospheric, Experimental, LÖVE, meditative, Minimalist, Singleplayer, soundscape, tablet


monad-win64.zip 8 MB
monad-MacOS.zip 9 MB

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I enjoyed ending my day with this game

Thank you!


Any plans for a VR version? :)


I have no VR equipment.  Otherwise, I might consider it.  

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Thanks for the game glenn it helps alot to not be bored and good luck out there  C:

I feel that the algorithm is not too complicated, yet visual quality is excellent!


I'm so fascinated with this game! So simple in concept, beautifully executed. When I touch and create the circles, the sounds make them feel as if they were three-dimensional things I placed down. It felt like I was surrounded yet fully aware that these were just growing black and white circles. I'm happy I downloaded it.


Thank you for the kind words and thank you so much for playing!  It makes me really happy to know when people have a meaningful experience with something I make.