Joe Donnelly

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‘The Town of Light’ Leverages Reality to Portray Survival Horror

How developer LKA takes a credible look at the real horror of mental institutions.
Joe Donnelly
7.4.17
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How ‘Papo & Yo’ Shined a Light on Alcoholism and Mental Health

Developer Vander Caballero on real-life inspiration, and using games to overcome personal trauma.
Joe Donnelly
5.4.17
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The Invaluable Rise of the Talking Simulator

Charting the rise of one of gaming's most important genres.
Joe Donnelly
3.3.17
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Can Horror Games Tackle Mental Illness Without Reverting to Stereotype?

Incoming indie game 'The Shattering' could change the landscape of virtual horror.
Joe Donnelly
12.11.16
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How Mental Health Charity Take This Is Helping to Educate the Games Industry

A conversation with the charity’s Russ Pitts and Shannon Gerritzen
Joe Donnelly
11.4.16
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How Virtual Reality Is Revolutionizing Clinical Therapy and Treatment Rehabilitation

We spoke to the director of medical virtual reality at the Institute for Creative Technologies to learn how gaming hardware is helping with PTSD and more.
Joe Donnelly
9.22.16
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These Games Explore the Struggle to Seek Psychological Help

We speak to developer Eli Piilonen about using games to show people struggling with mental health that they're not alone.
Joe Donnelly
8.16.16
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Meet the Documentary Makers and Daredevils of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

The Rockstar Editor has introduced a thriving performance culture to <i>GTA V</i>, proving there's more to Los Santos than murder and stealing cars.
Joe Donnelly
3.31.16
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Asylum Jam Is Challenging Misinformed Gaming Stereotypes Around Survival Horror and Mental Health

The growing game jam challenges developers to design horror games without inaccurate tropes.
Joe Donnelly
2.12.16
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I Pretended to Be a Scientist Named Gordon Freeman and Asked a Psychic About ‘Half-Life 3’

From which we can conclude that the game is out in 2020, is set on Xen, and will feature micro-transactions.
Joe Donnelly
12.11.15
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An Ode to the Dark Souls Bonfire

Don't praise the sun, praise the bonfire. Enjoy those rare moments of reflection. You've earned them.
Joe Donnelly
11.5.15
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‘Inner Vision’ Is the Game That Made Me Tell You It's OK to Talk About Depression

Video games are not a substitute for seeking professional help, but ones like this can help with taking that first step.
Joe Donnelly
10.28.15
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