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New Anamorphine Details Arrive With PS4 and PS VR Announcement

Anamorphine, a gorgeous upcoming game from Artifact 5, will explore themes of mental health. Until recently, all we knew about it came from an early teaser, but a pile of new details just arrived along with the announcement that Anamorphine is coming to PS4 and PS VR alongside PC. When it arrives on those platforms […]

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‘Lona: Realm of Colors’ Is an Artistic Game About Balancing Emotions

Lona: Realm of Colors is an upcoming game that tells the story of an artist’s internal struggles. Developed by SpaceFox, it’s a puzzle adventure about bringing balance between chaos and order in one’s thoughts. What happens if you could escape from life difficulties that you can do nothing about? What if you could paint all […]

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‘Moons of Madness’ Wants to Be Lovecraftian Horror Without the Stigma

Lovecraftian horror tends to fall on the stigmatizing side of mental illness portrayals, which lots of grandiose ideas about what cosmic horror might to do someone’s mental state and how that might be represented. It sounds like Moons of Madness is trying to do things a bit differently by teasing apart the Lovecraftian elements from […]

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In ‘Indygo,’ Depression Restricts Our World to a Single Room

What do you do when you’re trapped in a single room in a video game? You escape, right? But in Indygo, an upcoming game from Pigmentum Game Studio, a single room is your whole world. You play a painter who is trapped in isolation that’s been brought on by depression. He hasn’t left his studio […]

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‘Transference’ Could Be the Rare Horror Game That Handles Mental Health Issues Well

Last week at E3, Ubisoft unveiled one game that stood apart from the rest: Transference. Created by SpectreVision, the studio of actor Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings), it’s an upcoming VR title described as psychological horror that explores the topic of trauma — specifically, PTSD. Let’s just get this out of the way: If […]

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‘Figment’ Will Let You Take a Walk Through the Mind

We don’t need to imagine the human brain — we know what that looks like — but the mind? As a more conceptual construct, it leaves a lot more room for interpretation. Figment, an upcoming title from Bedtime Digital Games, embraces that spirit of exploration to create a whole world that represents the many parts […]

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‘Anamorphine’ Is Looking Gorgeous and Dark

Anamorphine is an upcoming game that tells a story about the effects of trauma in a strikingly visual way. Its creators promise no dialogue or direct interactions — just exploration in strange, fascinating environments like the ones in this recent teaser. According to its creators at Artifact 5, its a game about confronting the past, […]

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‘Southern Monsters’ Asks Players to Juggle PTSD, Cryptid Hunting, and Petting Cats

“In South Arkansas there’s talk of a monster,” begins Southern Monsters’ Kickstarter description. Where he roams, the locust thorns build barbed walls around the riverbank, not far from your house. Your real home isn’t made of stock millwork, but telephone lines: an online forum for undiscovered creatures where everyone knows you as cripplefoot. You debate […]

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‘Solo’ Plans to Help Us Uncover Our Feelings About Love

Romance games are finally everywhere. If you’re so inclined, you can load up a visual novel and date anyone or anything. Ninjas. Demons. Pigeons. Cats. Games about love and relationships in real life are less common. They tend to be more reflective — like Cibele, Bientôt l’été, and soon, Solo. It will be an exploration […]

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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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