Posted: 5 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
The game uses your drawn responses to the psychological questions to model a mountain, floating in space, surrounded by a small sphere of the atmosphere. You can then explore the structure not interact in other ways.
As you watch, the mountain slowly revolves as time passes quickly through day and night and the seasons change. Snow falls and then melts, flora and fauna spring up and wither away. There is even some occasional dialogue where you hear the "thoughts" of the huge mass.
After around fifty hours while the game has been running, the mountain meets its fate when it crashes into a passing giant star, ending the game, at which point the player can start the game over with a new mountain.
Release Date: 01/07/2014, updated in 2018
Mountain costs just £1/$1. A new version, Mountain 2, has recently been released and offered as a free update to existing owners of the original game.
No ratings available for this game.
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I've come up with some games that explore this topic, along with help and suggestions from Gaming The Mind (Twitter), an organisation of UK-based mental health professionals who aim to promote positive mental health within the gaming community. By focusing on the intersection between gaming and mental health, they want to raise awareness of mental health challenges and reduce the stigma surrounding these issues.
"We express grief in different ways depending on our age," they said. "To help children cope with loss, it is important that they receive honest explanations about death, appropriate to their level of understanding. With these games, players may find valuable space in which to acknowledge grief as a completely normal reaction to bereavement."
"The games we have selected don't necessarily offer an ideal way to cope with death but tackle the topic of death openly and with a positive attitude. They can help show the player that they are not alone in what they are going through. Playing these games with young people, and answering questions they might have along the way, can be a useful starting point for important conversations about grief."
The games in this section invite you to spend time in spaces that have a sense of place, life and character. Worlds that hold history and lore in their landscapes, flora, fauna and inhabitants; environments that respond to your presence and invite you to restore them to their former glory.
The games selected below create emotionally rich spaces in which to explore scenarios with feelings rather than facts. In some games this is achieved with beautiful or soothing interactive visuals; others create charged relationships and settings that invite players to take a role in processing these emotions.
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