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Related games and apps

Related Games & Apps

Video games can often reflect real-world issues and feelings. As mental health awareness has grown, more developers and storytellers are utilising games as a vehicle to say something, or to share an experience that is personal to them. Listed below are a range of games that were created to challenge how we think about mental health as well as help gamers cope with or understand their own mental health journey.

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Wayward Strand

Wayward Strand is a heartfelt story told in a curious way. Hop aboard an airborne hospital and meet its fully-voiced cast of eclectic characters.

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You Don’t Look Sick

You Don't Look Sick challenges players to complete resource management-based narrative objectives through a month in the life of your chosen and fully customisable character.

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That Dragon, Cancer

An immersive, narrative videogame that retells Joel Green’s 4-year fight against cancer through about two hours of poetic, imaginative gameplay that explores themes of faith, hope and love.

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Mass Effect

What starts as a routine mission to an agrarian outpost quickly becomes the opening salvo in an epic war. As the newly appointed Executive Officer of the SSV Normandy, you'll assemble and lead an elite squad of heroes into battle after heart-pounding battle. Each decision you make will impact not only your fate, but the destiny of the entire galaxy in the Mass Effect trilogy.

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A Memory of This

Remembering is scary, and reaching our for help can be even scarier, but that does not mean that we have to be all alone.

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Virtual Cottage

Welcome to your Virtual Cottage! Please stay as long as you like and enjoy a cozy, distraction-free environment.

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A Bit of Light

A Bit of Light is a game developed for the 2020 Games Aid Mental Health Jam. Spend your time wisely and make every activity count.

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Before Your Eyes

A first person narrative adventure which tells the story of a soul’s journey into the afterlife using your real-life blinks.

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ACTing Minds

Players Join Steve in ACTing Minds as he embarks on a journey into his own mind to face some painful past memories.

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Valiant Hearts

In Valiant Hearts, the lives of all these characters are inextricably drawn together over the course of the game. Friendship, love, sacrifice and tragedy befall each one as they help each other to retain their humanity against the horrors of war.

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Before I Forget

A woman alone in a house. Explore the present to uncover the past, in a short story of love and loss in Before I Forget.

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APICO

APICO is a laid-back beekeeping sim game about breeding, collecting, & conserving bees!

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Social Moth

Players take on the role of Aletris, a moth that struggles with social situations and leaving their home due to the anxiety that they feel.

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Unpacking

Unpacking is a game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home.

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Pokémon GO

Travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon with Pokémon GO for iPhone and Android devices! With Pokémon GO, you'll discover Pokémon in a whole new world, your own! Join Trainers across the globe who are discovering Pokémon as they explore the world around them.

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Molehill Mountain

Molehill Mountain is an app to help autistic people understand and self-manage anxiety.

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Deep (VR)

Deep is a virtual reality meditative experience controlled by breathing. It allows players to navigate an underwater world, whilst controlling your movement and direction through deep breathing, aimed to reduce and relieve anxiety. 

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Undertale

A small child falls into the Underground, where monsters have long been banished by humans and are hunting every human that they find. The player controls the child as they try to make it back to the Surface through hostile environments, all the while engaging with a turn-based combat system with puzzle-solving and bullet hell elements, as well as other unconventional game mechanics.

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Life Is Strange True Colors

The award-winning Life is Strange is back with Life Is Strange True Colours. Players take on the role of Alex Chen who has long suppressed her "Curse" The ability to experience, absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others, which she sees as blazing, coloured auras.

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Another Day

Another Day is a narrative driven game that portrays the daily struggle experienced by those living in isolation in a claustrophobic environment during lockdown while experiencing depression and anxiety.

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Stardew Valley

The player inherits their grandfather's old farm plot in the beautiful town of Stardew Valley

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Pause: Daily Mindfulness

Pause: Daily Mindfulness is a free self-help app that provides many mindfulness techniques that are best suited to the user.

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You Feel Like Shit

You Feel Like Shit, otherwise known as YouFeelLikeShit Is a website that is aimed at helping you ground yourself whether you've woken up and had a bad day or at the end of the day perhaps something hasn't gone quite right.

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You Will (Not) Remain

"Stay inside. Stay safe. Don't let anyone in.". That's what they told you to do, and now you're alone. You've been alone for a while, well... except for Lamb shank, the strangest dog you've ever seen. Taking on the role of an unknown person stuck in an apartment building with a horrific purple presence looming in the distance.

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