Adventures With Anxiety!

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“Adventures With Anxiety!” by Nicky Case, Monplaisir & Spacie. “Whoever you are, stay strong [and] good luck! đź’–” When we play serious games that tackle mental health issues, we often step into the rule of the suffering person; …
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Pinballvania!

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“Pinballvania!” by Jose Guerra. “Collect all the green pickups to open the exit […] of each stage. Finish all 20 stages[.]” Even though the game is called “Pinballvania!”, it’s not an actual pinball game in the traditional sense. You don’t just control the take-off speed …
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Karambola

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“Karambola” by Agata Nawrot, Tom Grochowiak, Sebastian Krzyszkowiak, Bird of Either (Janusz GÄ…dek, BartĹ‚omiej Czajkowski, Piotr Olejak), MichaĹ‚ Truong, The Pangolins, Benoit Fleuret, Avell, Mariusz CiechoĹ„ski & Paulina SkurczyĹ„ska. “In the middle of the summer, a pack …
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Alpine Alpaca

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“Alpine Alpaca” by Johan Peitz & Chris Donnelly. “Hit the slopes and score as many gates as you can. Use your cards to steer and build your deck as you go!” Winter is coming, and you know what that …
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Haunted Garage

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“Haunted Garage” by Games For Ghosts (Richard Pieterse). “[A]n experimental music making adventure game[.]” Actually, “Haunted Garage” consists of two different games, packed into one: It’s partly an adventure game, where you have to find hidden objects (mostly extraordinary …
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The Loss Levels

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“The Loss Levels” by Dan Hett. “[A] series of fifteen narrative microgames, exploring aspects of my experience during the 2017 terrorist attack, in which I lost my brother Martyn.” What do you associate with video games? Is it joy, action, immersion, …
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Behind Every Great One

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“Behind Every Great One” by Deconstructeam (Jordi de Paco, Fingerspit & Marina González). “Gabriel is a really driven succes[s]ful artist. Victorine doesn’t have any personal passions but supports Gabriel as a housewife. They love each other. Cook, …
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