Category Archives: News

Weekly INT Boost – Changing Seasons

Welcome to our roundup of the amazing mental health and gaming articles you may have missed. This week, we have a look at game development in youth detention centers, analysis of our friendships with digital characters, and an argument for more characters like L.A. Noire’s Cole Phelps. And while we’re all here, a humble reminder […]

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Develop Magazine Takes On Mental Health in Games and Development

Traditionally speaking, Develop magazine covers the nuts and bolts of the game industry — the art and business of making games, more so than the individuals who make them. This month, it’s doing something a little different, making space within its pages for the hearts and minds of creators. The March 2017 issue covers a […]

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Weekly INT Boost: Catching Up On Our Rest

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you may have missed. This week, we have two games that deal with depression in their own ways, a look at the state of ASMR research, and a balm for anyone weary over too much well-intentioned self-care advice. Nier: Automata is a game […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Back on the Road

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming news you may have missed. This week, we have a study that shows that violent games don’t sap our empathy, a look at more empathetic sorts of games, and, like, five otters. We also have a new crowdfunding campaign. The previous campaign ended unexpectedly, […]

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Weekly INT Boost – See Ya, San Francisco

Welcome to our roundup of the mental health and gaming articles you may have missed. This week, we have news out of GDC, research on trolling, and thoughts about solo boardgaming. The empathy layer Content warning: article discusses abuse and suicide “The goal for Koko is the same, but distributed across any online community or […]

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Weekly INT Boost – The Dangers of Cats Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health-related articles you’ve missed. This week, we have good news for cat lovers, a supportive community where you’d least expect one, and a personal tale from a Canadian NHL player. We also have big news from our fundraising campaign, so check out our updates if you haven’t […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Ready for the Weekend

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you might have missed. This week, we have reflections on Stardew Valley, the friends we make in fiction, and many ways to approach mental health apps. A year in Stardew Valley: life, labour and love “I’m eighteen years old and everybody I know […]

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Weekly INT Boost – One Down, Six to Go

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health-related articles you may have missed. This week we have a look at the people trying to improve depictions in the media, thoughts on why we constantly check our phones, and — oh yeah — coverage of our AFK Room crowdfunding campaign! Mental health group aims to […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Time For Some Comfort Gaming

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the best mental health-related articles you may have missed. Before we dive into this week’s story, we have some great news: our crowdfunding campaign is about to hit $25,000. If you want to help the AFK Room program continue through 2017, take a look! Gaming-as-a-Service doesn’t have to mean […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Going AFK

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you missed this week. Take This has some big news of its own this week: we’re running a crowdfunding campaign to support the AFK Room program. And speaking of AFK Rooms, don’t forget to stop by room 221AB at PAX South if you […]

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