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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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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 lets players fly in any location from around the world, whether it's the Alps or a small village in Yorkshire.

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Sym

Sym is an indie platformer that puts you in the shoes of Josh, a teenage boy trying to navigate life with social anxiety.

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Lost Words: Beyond The Page

Lost Words Beyond The Page introduces players to Izzy and her diary. Players will traverse Izzy's diary during a tough period in her life.

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Betwixt

Described as Lifeline meets Lord of the Rings, Betwixt is a choose-your-own-adventure game in which the only way to survive is to face yourself.

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A Hero’s Guide To Gardening

A Hero's Guide To Gardening puts you in the shoes of Noomi who sets off for her first summer at Camp Pitch Pine in where she hopes to become a heroic adventurer.

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The Space In Between

The Space In Between will take you on a journey of self-discovery from themes of discovering more about her Asian-American identity with mental health discussion also featuring in the game.

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Forza Horizon 4

Dynamic seasons change everything at the world’s greatest automotive festival in Forza Horizon 4.

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What Comes After

What Comes After is a side-scrolling adventure that focuses on Vivi on her journey of learning to love herself.

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Sea of Solitude

Sea of Solitude takes players on a personal journey of a young woman’s loneliness in a beautiful and evolving world where nothing is what it seems.

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Ruya

Described as a game of tranquillity through the art of matching pieces of Ruya in the world of her dreams.

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Tell Me Why

Follow the story of reunited twins Tyler and Alyson, who travel back to Alaska to sell their childhood home.

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Tetris Effect: Connected

Tetris is back, in a new and mesmerising way.

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Coffee Talk

In Coffee Talk, players will listen to various character’s modern-day problems in a unique fantasy setting. 

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PLAYNE: The Meditation Game

Playne aims to provide you with a virtual open space for meditation - and in a world where we are spending more time indoors, this is a welcome escape!

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No Man’s Sky

No Man’s Sky is a procedurally generated Universe with over 18 Quintillion planets to explore - build bases, take on missions, hang out with friends or go it solo, No Man’s Sky has it all. 

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Rime

Rime is an adventure-puzzle game which follows a boy exploring a mysterious island, guided by a fox-like spirit companion.

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Human: Fall Flat

Human: Fall Flat is a quirky and lighthearted, physics-based puzzle and exploration game set in floating dreamscapes. Your aim is to escape these surreal dreams by solving puzzles with nothing but your wits and physics.

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Spiritfarer

Spiritfarer follows Stella and her cat Daffodil who are chosen to take on the mantle of 'Spiritfarer', as Charon (Death) goes into retirement. Self-described as a "cosy management game about dying," the Spiritfarer is tasked with helping lost souls in the afterlife move on and come to terms with their past.

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Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima is an unexpected recommendation, but it has proved to be a great mental escape for many players.

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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is Takeshi's Castle meets Gang Beasts. You play as a small gelatinous bean, with the aim to make it through a variety of challenges without getting eliminated!

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The Last Guardian

A young boy finds himself isolated among castle ruins, in a valley known as the Nest. Here, he discovers a winged, mythical creature called Trico that's wounded and chained up, and decides to nurse it back to health. Together they begin to forge a strong, emotional bond on their journey to escape the ruins. 

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Abzû

Explore underwater environments that are bursting with life and discover the secrets that are buried deep in the ocean. Abzû is a relaxing journey that aims to highlight the environmental impact we have had on our oceans.

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A Short Hike

Embark on a peaceful journey across the mountainous landscapes and along the island coastline. Interact with other visitors and residents of Hawk Peak Provincial Park and unravel a series of touching tales on your way to the top.

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Last Day of June

Last Day of June is touching representation of a person's psyche during the process of grief.

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