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Kitchen Nightmares: Carrots And Cream

Brendan mentioned Carrots And Cream [official site], but did you play it? No? Then I'll continue. It's a free game created during this month's Asylum Jam, a 48 hour game jam about making horror games free from negative mental health or medical stereotypes. By swapping the asylum for the garden and the kitchen, it offers creeping horror closer to home. It's deliberately tongue-in-check but is also…

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Asylum Jam 2015 Is Happening Right Now

A quick note to let any budding horror game developers and/or fans know that the 2015 Asylum Jam is now live. The first Asylum Jam was back in 2013 and it's become an annual fixture. "Asylum Jam is a 48 hour long game jam where game developers are challenged to make a horror game and explore the genre without negative mental health or medical stereotypes."…

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Asylum Jam Returns To Challenge Mental Health Stigma

Asylum Jam, a 48-hour game jam to promote mental health, is back for its third consecutive year. Against the tide of misinformed tropes and unfortunate allegories consistent with popular culture that suggest mental health is something to be feared, Asylum Jam asks participants to design horror games that break from such associated stigma.

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Asylum Jam Returns To Disrupt Horror Tropes

Launching on Hallowe-en and running for 48 hours, the Asylum Jam is set up to seek out inventive horror games and disrupt tropes involving asylums and the stigmatisation of mental health issues. Last year saw the inaugural Asylum Jam which attracted 385 participants and produced around 60 games. You can find those on the original website – there are things like Sea Nothing which is…

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