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Posts tagged “Actual Sunlight”

Little Red Lie Is Next Game From Actual Sunlight Creator

Little Red Lie [official site] is a game inspired by the "growing gap in wealth and stability between the baby boomers and their descendants" and is the latest project from Actual Sunlight creator Will O'Neill. Much like O'Neill's previous work, Little Red Lie looks to explore the human condition and how we fare as human beings in trying times and compromising situations. Taking a similar…

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Feature: Honourable And Unmentioned

The 2nd Annual Horace Awards For Forgotten IGF Entrants

The IGF finalists have been announced, and it's a fantastic list. Very deserving games. But there are others, ones that didn't make the grade, and I want to stand up and salute them in public. As a first round judge on the awards, I played a whole bunch of the 650 entries, and there are some real gems in there that are no longer in…

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Feature: Making A Depression

Tough Times: Actual Sunlight 3D

I was uncomfortable about posting Actual Sunlight back in February, and I'm just as uncomfortable about it now, now there's a free 3D version of it. It's a game about depression and suicide. A morbid, tragic, and ultimately hopeless game. And that's why it scares me. Because the game's honesty about those feelings perpetuates a greater lie. Because there is always hope. There is always…

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Feature: Suicide Watch

Thoughts On: Actual Sunlight

Actual Sunlight is a game about suicide. Primarily a visual novel, but with player participation, it's a superbly written, but ultimately incredibly dark and hopeless game. I think it's also a very good game, and I find it terrifying to write about. As such, at the bottom of this post there are links to phone numbers for every country's suicide prevention helplines. It's a bleak…

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