The Space in Between

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“The Space in Between” by Sondering Studios (Emily Pitcher, Elizabeth Han, Julia Lee, Wei, Alan Guan, Richard Cheng, Hayden Nuyens & Ray Hsiao). “[This game is] an emotional dating [simulation] about Asian-American identity, mental health, and stargazing. …
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If On A Winter’s Night, Four Travelers

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“If On A Winter’s Night, Four Travelers” by Dead Idle Games (Laura Hunt & Thomas Möhring). “[A] narrative-driven point-and-click adventure that explores the stories of four different characters in a masked ball taking place on a train in the late …
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Just, Bearly

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“Just, Bearly” by Daniel J. Roberts, Christophe Pallars, Liam de Bruin, Jordan Lewis & Mitchell de Bruin. “A collection of playable vignettes about feeling awkward and being anxious that interlock to tell an abstract story, played with a mouse.” For …
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Respite

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“Respite” by Kayden Chan, Luxiere & Mr. Serpent. “[Play] as a [white-collar] worker who is overworked and experiencing fatigue and stress. As he re-explores his apartment and reminisces about past experiences, [he is] reminded of the importance of family, …
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Insomnia Awaken

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“Insomnia Awaken” by Piotr Rycabel. “A short narrative horror game. Symbolically, the production depicts the struggle of man with depression and his internal demons. Nothing you see is exactly what it really is. This is not a ghost story or…
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Adventures With Anxiety!

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

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“EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OK” by Nathalie Lawhead. “[A] desktop labyrinth of vignettes, poetry, strange fever dream games, and broken digital spaces. It is a collection of life experiences that are largely a commentary on struggle, survival, and coping …
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I woke up next to you again.

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“I woke up next to you again.” by Angela He. “A romance about a more-than-one-night stand[.] A psychological thriller about toxic addiction.” While “I woke up next to you again.” is stunning on the audiovisual level, the plot itself …
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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, clean, …
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