Note: This game contains dark thoughts and references to anxiety and stress. It may or may not be suitable for bedtime reading.
Goodnight Sheep is an interactive story about how having too many thoughts can prevent you from falling asleep.
Tap the sheep to follow the narrative over the course of sleepless nights.
Goodnight Sheep was created by littlecloudflower, DDRKirby(ISQ), and Kat Jia, under the Cocoa Moss label. It was originally developed in 72 hours as an entry for round 40 of the Ludum Dare game jam.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
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Ratings and Reviews
At first it’s a little depressing
So when I played this it was kinda depressing at first but when you start to finish the story it gets wayyyyyyyyy better I have a recommendation for the creator I would love this app if it was all positive and no negative like pop the positive sheep’s instead of popping sad sheep’s at first but overall I like this game but warning ⚠️ at first it’s depressing so if you don’t like depressing stuff don’t download!
Okay, at first I was a little apprehensive after reading the other reviews. Let me start by saying this is NOT a sleeping app. This isn’t meant to help you fall asleep. It’s more of a narrative centered around the theme of falling asleep. Admittedly, the story does contain some negative phrases like, “What if I fail?”, “I’m so weak”, and “My friends will leave me”. But that’s only for the first part of the story. You have to continue on, and I promise the ending is a lot more positive. Yes, there are some negative thoughts in the story, but these are things that many of us think from time to time. In the end, it’s not your thoughts that shape your life—it’s what you choose to do about them, and the narrator in this story does something positive with his thoughts. I personally found this app to be interesting, even if the story was rather short. But then again, sometimes a short story is all it takes to change a person’s perspective...
Anxiety Provoking at Beginning
This concept of popping sheep is cute and the graphics are well done. However, as said in other reviews the negative sheep at the beginning turned me off the app before I could finish. I haven’t had trouble sleeping in years and the negative sheep brought back up old fears and worries. I started to feel my heart tighten, and my head spin, and shut off the game and switched to relax melodies and was asleep in 5 minutes. 2 stars for cute concept, poor psychological construction. Should be easy to rewrite the text, and I hope the creator does because this game has a lot of potential.
The developer, DDRKirby(ISQ) LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- DDRKirby(ISQ) LLC
- 82.2 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 7.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
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