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Life is Strange, and the Difference Between “Sad” and “Depressing” Games

“Ugh, that game is too depressing.” You might have said something like that before. I have, and I’ve been dealing with depression for most of my adult life. When I say, it, though, I usually mean that the game (or movie, book, or show) is sad. I mean that it’s making me think about topics […]

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‘Life Is Strange’ as a Lesson About Accepting the Past

Sometimes what developers put into their games is less important than what we take away. For instance, Dontnod Entertainment put a lot of thought into its portrayals of bullying, depression and suicidality into Life Is Strange, but that wasn’t what helped developer Jake Durasamy deal with his depression. In an article at The Sixth Axis, […]

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Life Is Strange’s First Episode Is Now Free

If you haven’t played Life Is Strange, now is your chance. Publisher Square Enix has made its first episode free on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Mac and PC. Life Is Strange has been lauded for tackling subjects that don’t often get covered by video games, including bullying, mental health issues, suicide, […]

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Life Is Strange Dominates the Games For Change Awards

Last week, Games For Change held both its annual festival and the 2016 Games For Change Awards. Several games were recognized for their impact and quality, but one stood ahead of the pack: Dontnod Entertainment’s Life Is Strange, which took both Game of the Year and Most Significant Impact. While Life Is Strange has its […]

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How Dontnod Handled Heavy Subjects in Life Is Strange

A photo posted by Life Is Strange (@lifeisstrangegame) on Sep 10, 2015 at 8:04am PDT It’s GDC this week (and we’re there, if you want to say hi), where some of the best and brightest of the gaming industry get together to talk about their work and the state of the art. Michel Koch and […]

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Square Enix is Looking For #EverydayHeroes

For a game embedded in the fantasy of time travel, Life is Strange handles a lot of real-life issues. Grief, abuse, drug-use, bullying, depression – each takes center stage as protagonist Max Caulfield tries, and sometimes fails, to help the people around her. It doesn’t take the power of time travel to listen to a […]

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