They say that your brain needs exercise, just like your body. Games like 2048, Concentric Holic, or even a good escape the room game, like Gatamari Escape #22, can feel like you just made your brain run forty flights of stairs. They're the type of games that you can feel your gears grinding to figure out the solutions. But, sometimes your mind muscles need less of a brain-throbbing workout and more of a soothing yoga session. Invert Selection, by Elio Landa, is that yoga session. With its peaceful music, soft graphics, and simple, yet enjoyable, puzzles you'll feel like you've had a day at the sauna then a day at the track. The goal of this puzzle game is to highlight the goal area using the actions it gives you. Add and subtract the area, or invert what you select, to match the faded shape in the background. Each level only gives you so many actions and gives them to you in the order it wants you to follow. No chance to rebel here. Remember, it's a peaceful game.
Most of the puzzles in this game aren't much of a challenge. You just have to think a bit differently. Stepping out of that mental box is easy after the tutorial builds a door for you to escape it. There are going to be a few levels that stump you, but it's probably healthy for your ego not to breeze through them. Some of the puzzles you'll solve faster than the time it took to load it, but with fifty levels it's alright to have some be easy-peasy. Invert Selection also does a lot of hand holding. If you're willing it can be a lovely little walk to the solution. If you're not willing, try not to take offensive by how simple minded it thinks you are as it lays out the red carpet and rather drags you down to the end. The game really picks up about ten levels in and then you'll respect the undo button. The deeper you get into the game, the more your brain will have to stretch for a solution. It's still a great mind warm up that will get your gears moving and ready for the start (or middle, or end) of your day.