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Fractured Minds Launches to Raise Support for Mental Health Awareness

Fractured Minds comes from the imagination of 2017 BAFTA Young Games Designers award winner, Emily Mitchell, who at 17-years-old found solace through game development. Inspired by Emily’s personal journey through severe anxiety Fractured Minds seeks to create greater understanding and stand in solidarity with mental health sufferers around the world. Players will embark on a deeply personal and emotional journey through the human psyche. Exploring atmospheric and thought-provoking chapters, each symbolising a different aspect or challenge associated with mental health: from isolation to anxiety, with everyday situations becoming distorted beyond recognition.

The game can be glimpsed in the new launch trailer unveiled today:

Fractured Minds is available for just £1.79 / €1.99 / $1.99 on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One.

we’re honoured to be receiving 40% of all proceeds, with another 40% being given directly to Emily to help fund her future career! Fractured Minds represents the best of what inspired talent can aspire to offer to the world, and Safe In Our World is humbled to be a beneficiary as we support Emily and her poignant project. If you want to hear more from Emily, check out the video below!

Trustee Gina Jackson will be joining the ‘Gaming for Everyone’ panel at this years X019, streamed to millions on Friday 12:30PM GMT!

The Gaming for Everyone: diverse perspectives panel, features additional special guests Dom Matthews, Florent Guillaume, Shannon Loftis and Ruby Longoria to discuss unique character storylines in video games, with Fractured Minds taking centre stage. From mental health to the journey of a transgender protagonist, the panel is sure to be a fascinating conversation. Make sure you don’t miss it!

Watch live below on Friday 15 at 12.30 PM!

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Safe In Our World Joining the Gaming for Everyone panel at X019

Safe In Our World is heading to this years X019, with Trustee Gina Jackson joining the ‘Gaming for Everyone’ panel, streamed to millions on Friday 12:30PM GMT!

The Gaming for Everyone: diverse perspectives panel, features special guests Dom Matthews, Florent Guillaume, Shannon Loftis and Ruby Longoria to discuss unique character storylines in video games. From mental health to the journey of a transgender protagonist, the panel is sure to be a fascinating conversation. Make sure you don’t miss it!

Watch live below on Friday 15 at 12.30 PM!

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Fractured Minds

Fractured Minds is an immersive artistic short game, exploring anxiety and mental health issues.

Winner of the BAFTA Young Game Designers Award, Fractured Minds is a game created by 17-year-old Emily Mitchell, with the hope of aiding understanding and awareness of mental illness.

I really wanted the game to mean something to people, to be more than a game you play and then forget.

Emily Mitchell

Embark on a journey through the human psyche and experience six atmospheric and thought-provoking chapters, each symbolising a different aspect or challenge associated with mental health issues from isolation to anxiety, with everyday situations being distorted beyond recognition.

Raw, emotive and earnest, Fractured Minds demonstrates that video games are capable of communicating vital messages in imaginative ways. It is a game that seeks to encourage empathy and champion support for the millions living with mental health issues.

Fractured Minds is proud to support Safe in our World, a gaming industry initiative striving for mental health awareness.

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