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Wired Productions and ‘The Town of Light’ Raise Funds for Take This

The wonderful folks at Wired Productions are setting out to raise funds for mental health charities over the course of the next year, and we’re happy to say that Take This is one of those charities. Wired Productions publishes The Town of Light, a game that takes a deep, fictionalized look at the Ospedale Psichiatrico […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Taking the Time to Play

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and gaming articles you’ve missed. This weeks brings us some truly excellent writing on mental health and the emotional impact of games, including fantastic pieces from sociologist Katherine Cross and game journalist Ben Kuchera. Making Time for Play “That’s right. Picking up that new copy of […]

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Eurogamer Takes a Critical Look at Asylums in Games

For the past six months, Eurogamer’s Johnny Chiodini has been looking at mental health and games for his outstanding video series, Low Batteries. Last week, Low Batteries took on the topic of asylums in games. Prompted by the release of The Town of Light, a game we looked at a few weeks ago, the video […]

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The Town of Light Uncovers the Fictional Legacy of a Real Psychiatric Hospital

Call me skeptical, but I have a hard time believing that a frightening game about an abandoned psychiatric hospital could effectively normalize mental health issues. According to its creators, however, that’s just what The Town of Light is trying to achieve. Arriving on PC next week and Xbox One later this year, the game tells […]

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