Grief came in like a tidal wave, and I was woefully unprepared to be submerged. You need to hold on to the things that will help you float back to the surface. One of the buoys that I latched on to was Stardew Valley.
Last month, the Woman Write About Comics website published an article written by Rosie Knight which focused on her abusive relationship, and how the beloved game Animal Crossing helped her through it. After reading the article, I became extremely overwhelmed, thinking back to my own experience within an abusive relationship.
We’ve often discussed, whether in our articles or during the podcast, how video games are shattering the conventions of the artistic world. At the centre of this shift is Montreal’s Phi Centre who is embracing interactive works, including video games, and is making them an integral part of its programming.