Tag Archives: social anxiety

Humble Grove’s ’29’ Will Release for Free on November 29

We’ve been watching Humble Grove’s 29 as it makes its way toward release, and now we know when that will be: November 29, 2017. And as if a release date weren’t exciting enough, its creators have also announced that 29 will be free on Steam and itch.io. As Waypoint reported earlier this year, 29 takes […]

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‘Pet the Pup at the Party’ Is One Extremely Relatable Game

I’m quite sure some people are excellent at house parties. Excited to make new acquaintances, excellent at keeping conversations going, gracious to their hosts, and entirely confident. For the rest of us (and there are a lot of us), there’s Pet the Pup at the Party, which expertly simulates the experience of being somewhere unfamiliar, […]

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‘Please Knock On My Door’ Gets a Release Date and a Compelling New Trailer

On September 7th, we’ll finally get to play Please Knock On My Door. This exploration of life with depression has been on our radar since early last year. It began as a personal story of the mental health experiences of its creator, Michael Levall, and has since grown into what seems to be a broader […]

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Watch Jordan Raskopoulos Demolish the Idea that Confidence and Anxiety Can’t Coexist

It’s an understatement to say that Jordan Raskopoulos is comfortable on stage. She’s an outspoken comedian and lead singer of The Axis of Awesome, so stage fright would be something of a hindrance. Because of that, people tend to assume that she’s also outgoing in all parts of her life — and in this TED […]

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How Getting Lost in Firewatch Helped One Player Find Himself

Firewatch is about a man trying to lose himself in the mountains of Wyoming, but it’s also about self-discovery — sometimes in painful, difficult ways. It’s a story that hits a lot of players hard as they see themselves reflected in Henry, Firewatch’s unhappy protagonist. In this spoiler-filled piece for Destructoid, David Jenkins, examines his […]

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If Anxiety Gives You Word Problems, This Comic Might Feel Familiar

Social anxiety and other mental health issues can make expressing yourself a challenge — which increases your anxiety — which makes expressing yourself even harder. This comic by Incidental Comics’ Grant Snider explores that particularly recursive issue.

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Sci-Fi Author Max Gladstone Shares His Public Speaking Secret

Public speaking is a nightmare for a lot of people, and anxiety doesn’t make it any easier. Talking to a professional can help, particularly if panic enters into it, but some people have found their own tricks for getting past the fear. Max Gladstone, author of The Craft Sequence, recently shared his own technique on […]

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Learn to Treat Social Situations Less Like Roguelikes with Our Latest Article at Geek & Sundry

If you’re ever nervous about social situations, make a stop over at Geek & Sundry, where you can find our latest expert article. This one’s from Daniel Wendler, M.A., a social skill contributor for Take This and author of ImproveYourSocialSkills.com and the books Improve Your Social Skills and Level Up Your Social Life. In social […]

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’29’ Explores the Anxiety That Keeps Us Safely Trapped at Home

Writing for Waypoint, Lewis Gordon shares the story of ’29,’ an upcoming indie game that explores the reality and surreality of the end of college life, living with roommates, and coping with social anxiety. “For me, my time at uni was the most that had ever gone on in my life. The fact that it […]

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Mental Health Life Hacks for the Holidays

Over the past few days, we’ve shared strategies for getting through the holidays more comfortably at work and at home. If you’re looking for more ideas for how to get through the next couple weeks Annekatrin of Konstitutionelle Anarchie shares this great selection of tips and tricks to the holidays easier. The first half of […]

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