This Tiny, Free RPG Offers a Fresh Look at Death - and Life with Anxiety


#1

‘Ghost Hospital’ is set in a world of cute monsters, but the real demons it represents are all too scary.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/this-tiny-free-rpg-offers-a-fresh-look-at-death-and-life-with-anxiety

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This Tiny, Free RPG Offers a Fresh Look at Death - and Life with Anxiety

‘Ghost Hospital’ is set in a world of cute monsters, but the real demons it represents are all too scary.
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Just that pitch has me into this.


#3

I’m really looking forward to playing this. As someone who struggles with anxiety myself, games that channel it in a way where I can examine my experience through a different lens, all while having fun, can be helpful.

I also think this is some the best writing I’ve read on anxiety and games. It’s inspiring, and I’m thinking of returning to my thesis in college on games with a literary bent that explore themes like death or health problems as a therapeutic tool. I disagree with several aspects of the premise that I presented at the time but I think there is a lot to be explored in this area.

Anybody know of other writers who approach this topic?

Psyched to check out this game!