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Feature: A puzzle platformer about social anxiety

Have You Played… Sym?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Over the last few years, the ‘indie renaissance’, for want of a less hackneyed term, has seen videogames tackle a whole host of complex social issues. From depression, to suicide; alcoholism and drug abuse, to cancer - games are exploring all sorts of…

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Sym Is A Game About Social Anxiety

It's World Mental Health Day today, thus I wanted to draw your attention to Sym [official site]: a stylish, monochromatic puzzle platformer that portrays issues of mental health in a very unique way. Josh, the game's protagonist, suffers from acute social anxiety disorder and has a tendency to shy away from social situations. This is portrayed metaphorically within Sym's abstruse world, where you must switch…

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