Tag: Mental Illness

Blanket Fort Chats: Game Making With Kaitlin Tremblay

“Blanket Fort Chats” is a semi-regular column featuring women and nonbinary game makers talking about the craft of making games. In this week’s post, we feature Kaitlin Tremblay, a writer, editor, and game maker whose work focuses on mental illness, horror, and feminism. [Trigger Warning:…

Point-and-Creep: ‘Fran Bow’ Chapter 3 Sends a Powerful Message to Survivors

[PART 1] [PART 2] [PART 3] [Trigger warning: Death, depression, and suicide. The entire game involves gory hallucinations. Or are they?] In my last review, we followed Fran into a seemingly lovely home situated inside of a well. She finally found Mr. Midnight held hostage by…

Point-and-Creep: ‘Fran Bow’ Chapter 2 Is Frightfully Suspenseful

[Part 1] [Part 2] [PART 3] [Trigger warning: Body horror, death, and murder. The entire game involves gory hallucinations. Or are they?] The second part of Fran Bow Chapter 2 got me thinking even more about the parallels between universes. When Fran wakes up lying down in…

Point-and-Creep: ‘Fran Bow’ Is Delightfully Gory

[PART 1] [PART 2] [PART 3] [Trigger warning: Sexual abuse, cutting, suicidal tendencies, rape, and pedophilia. The entire game involves gory hallucinations. Or are they?] I backed Fran Bow two years ago after seeing a few YouTubers tackle the Alpha Demo. It has been officially released a few…

Lighting the Bonfire: ‘Dark Souls’ as an Allegory for Depression

When I first came up with the idea for this article, I was determined that it would be my best work yet. I wanted to be able to tell a story so clear that no questions could be asked, that there could be no…

Be Kind, You Can’t Rewind: Trauma & Mental Illness in ‘Life Is Strange’

[Trigger warning for mentions of ableism, suicide, and parental abuse.] Quick, off the top of your head: who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder? What kind of person do you think of when I say to describe someone with PTSD? How does it develop? If you…