Tag Archives: trauma

Keep Your RPG Group Comfortable By Using Script Change

Are your tabletop RPGs G-rated? Do they head into PG territory, or are you more of a hard “R” player? Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to gaming, and navigating them can be one of the biggest challenges of roleplaying. There are a few tools out there to make sure players stay safe […]

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Extra Credits Explores Injustice 2’s Surprisingly Sensitive Portrayal of Trauma

The Extra Credits team has put together another fantastic video about mental health, this time exploring the sensitive portrayal of trauma and abuse in Injustice 2. Yes, the DC Comics fighting game brought to us by the makers of Mortal Kombat. That Injustice 2. The team highlights a short segment during which Harley Quinn faces […]

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‘Everything Is Going to Be Ok’ Explores Hope in Gruesome Circumstances

On its surface, Nathalie Lawhead’s Everything Is Going to Be Ok is an incredibly vicious experience filled with the same kind of violent, sadistic comedy that was popular back when ‘Happy Tree Friends‘ was a thing. But when horrible things happen to the cute bunnies and cartoon creatures in this interactive zine, the pain serves […]

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A Look at Lone Survivor’s Unique Take on Mental Health and Horror

When horror games take on mental health, the results tend to be bleak, at best. Even when they aren’t filled with stigmatized portrayals of psychiatric hospitals and their patients, they aren’t usually very hopeful. Lone Survivor, released in 2012, is a rare exception. Its creator, Jasper Byrne, sat down with Waypoint to explain how its […]

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Takume Is a Miniature Journey of Healing

There’s something magical about Takume. It’s a tiny game, less than ten minutes long if you’re thorough. In that time, it manages to tell a story about pain, identity, trauma and healing. It speaks of those things in general terms and allegory, so while it might stick with you, it doesn’t linger too long in […]

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