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Husk is an Upcoming Horror Game About the Echoes of Abuse

If you’re a fan of the way the Silent Hill series explored the ghosts of its protagonists’ pasts, you might want to keep an eye on Husk. It promises to be a first-person narrative horror game very much in the vein of Keiichiro Toyama’s disturbing classic. According to its creators, it will offer a “down-to-earth […]

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This Flash Game from 2010 May Be the Best Depiction of Emotional Abuse in Games

As browser games go, Loved is a strange one, if only for its longevity. It’s not that browser games are inherently forgettable, but few have quite the cultural lasting power of Loved, which has been played and analyzed again and again throughout the six years it’s been around. People have called it an exploration of […]

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How Animal Crossing Was One Woman’s Escape From Domestic Violence

Over at Women Write About Comics, Rosie Knight shares the harrowing story of her relationship with an abusive partner. Domestic violence can have a devestating effect on mental health, and it can be a profoundly isolating experience. \ Knight found solace in Animal Crossing, which became her one point of contact with the outside world. […]

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How to Be Accountable When You’ve Caused Harm

Image credit: Léa Dubedout Sometimes we hurt the people we care about. Not just those of us dealing with mental health issues, though those can make it harder to pay attention to the needs and feelings of others. But just about everyone has the capacity to harm someone else, intentionally or otherwise, and it’s awful […]

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