Tender and evocative game design. So many of these games are windows directly into jay's heart. play this instead of killing yourself is one of the most beautiful and vulnerable games I've ever seen.
Games For Lost People
A downloadable zine
Games for Lost People is a collection of nine short, 1 page RPGs I've written over the past year. These are games in a traditional sense, in that most of them can be played to various ends, however they also function as short poems about mental illness, queerness, and recovery. I've included a screencap of the Table of Contents.
This is a very personal project, and my hope is that this product can both serve as artistic inspiration and redefine the conceptual idea of a roleplaying game into something bigger, more beautiful, and weirder.
Content Warnings: Many of these games are allegorically about potentially triggering experiences, including mania, self harm, depression, abuse, agoraphobia, and suicide. No games feature text which is overtly about those themes, besides play this instead of killing yrself, which is directly about avoiding suicide.
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The Zine is 16 pages, including a front and back cover, cream cardstock.
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