Last week, Playstation debuted a new documentary web series: Makers & Gamers. It features gamers whose lives have been impacted by games telling their own stories, then meeting with the games’ creators to share a moment of connection.
The first game highlighted in the series was Journey, by thatgamecompany. Though Journey isn’t explicitly about mental health, it tells a story of hope that resonates with many people dealing with mental health issues or other life challenges. The story told in this first short film is one of grief and loss, but also memory and connection.
The second video in the series has also just been posted–it’s all about Street Fighter, and it’s a touch more upbeat.