Impressive and disturbing. Some parts of it don’t connect with, but some hit right in my fucked up soul. My favorite part might be “A List of Games I’m Too Nervous To Write.”
Games For The Breakdown
A downloadable zine
Games For The Breakdown is a collection of ten short, 1 page RPGs, many of which can't or shouldn't be played. Or rather, Games For The Breakdown is a collection of poems that are also games, that challenge both what it means to be poetry and what it means to be games. The collection is aptly named—these are games intended for when collapse occurs.
Games For The Breakdown is the second zine in the Games For The Missing & The Found series. These zines have become an important touchstone and marker for the emerging Lyric Game genre on Itch. This is the sequel to Games For Lost People. While the first grappled with hope and sorrow in more upbeat ways, this collection delves deeper into heartbreak, loneliness, and discomfort.
Content Warnings: These are all games about mental illness and health in their own ways. While many of them contain allegorical or metaphorical references to mental illness, only "stare cw self harm" features literal instructions involving self harm, and the warning is contained within the title.
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