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The Game by War Child, Understanding a civilians psyche during War

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The Game by War Child, Understanding a civilians psyche during War

This month on GMVR we have been playing a game that many men, women, and children in the world are facing every day. Can you survive a war in your city? We've all seen the news footage of war tearing a city apart, but what is it like to live in those situations? War Child and 11bit studios have designed a truly compelling and challenging game called, "This War of Mine".

Ont of the key mechanics I loved in this game, was how each time I played it, a different narrative story arose. The choices I made to steal food from a neighbor or let one of the crew die of illness had a profound effect on the other characters in the game. Often making it more difficult to survive, just because of the mental anguish my small band of survivors was going through.

With the plight of hundreds of thousands of refugees constantly on the news, this game gives a unique insight into the psyche of a civilian war survivor. I highly recommend this game to play. See if you could survive a war in your city.

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A look at Border Control through the eyes of Gamers

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A look at Border Control through the eyes of Gamers

Immigration, border control, refugees, terrorists, trade routes, customs checks, insect infestation, territory conflicts and bad coffee. There are so many rules and regulations on borders around the world. Now there is a game...

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Journey of A Roach Play-Through

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Journey of A Roach Play-Through

On GMVR we finished playing Journey of a Roach from Daedelic Entertainment. It was an exceptionally fun click adventure, filled with some fun wall climbing and puzzle solving mechanics. The visual design was really fun, and I loved the way that the speech bubbles were drawings rather than text. It gave a wonderful cartoon feeling to the game. Have a look at our play-through series to see all the ins and outs of this post-apocalyptic adventure game.

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Wanna Splice some DNA?

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Wanna Splice some DNA?

The past few months I have been working on a new video blog called GMVR. It's a gaming channel that's not trying to redefine anything, just have fun with my depressed friend on Mondays. The worst days ever, now get a little better. So here we are playing Nanocrafter.org. It's a free to play puzzle game that teaches a better understanding about convalescent stands and such. I'm still not sure what we were doing though. But it was fun! Have a try yourself and see how far you can get.

 

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