Anamorphine Is A “Surreal Adventure” About Mental Illness, Releases Next Week (VIDEO)
As people around the globe continue to fight to end the stigma surrounding mental illness, video games are also joining the battle. More and more titles are popping up that handle different illnesses, with the hopes of raising awareness and maybe even educating players Anamorphine is no exception, as it is an adventure about someone coping with mental illness.
Arriving next week, Anamorphine, developed and published by Artifact 5, follow Tyler, “a young man in post-traumatic denial.” The game will not feature any combat, but will allow players to play at their own pace, unlocking secrets and focusing on the experience overall. Check out the official trailer below:
For those wishing to learn a bit more about Anamorphine, here is the description provided on the game’s Steam page:
“Tyler, a young man in post-traumatic denial, revisits a succession of milestones that define his relationship with his wife Elena, who falls victim to an accident that robs her of her livelihood and emotional outlet. Tyler’s mental turmoil warps his past as he struggles to come to terms with his guilt and inability to help Elena when she quietly slips into depression.
Told with no dialogue or action button, Anamorphine’s narrative comes together through Tyler’s dream-like memories, contorting and bleeding into each other with his mental state. Will you confront the past and try to find a way to move on, or will you let it consume you?
Content Advisory: Although the game features no combat or violence it does explore themes of mental health, depression, and loss.”
Anamorphine is set to arrive on PC and PlayStation 4 on July 31st. There will also be a VR version of the game. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Will you be checking out Anamorphine when it arrives next week? Are you glad to see video games that aim to end the stigma surrounding mental illness? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.