Author: Viola Nicolucci – psychologist psychotherapist Gris is a platform game that includes puzzles. Designed by indie studio Nomada, based in Barcelona, Spain. Published by Devolver. The game was released on the 18th of December 2018 and is available for Nintendo Switch and pc. Gris is a game about...
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Author: Courtney Garcia. This is a guest post and does not represent the views of CheckPoint. Courtney’s blog site can be found here. In the previous article we talked about: how media psychologists categorize silly media, and serious media as Hedonic and Eudaimonic media. We laid out the different emotions...
There are generally two different types of games: There’s the kind of game that changes our lives; the story and characters are so intense that we kinda feel that we are in the game.
Author: Devonis This is a guest post and does not represent the views of CheckPoint. Over the last few days I played a Visual Novel named „One Thousand Lies“. Developed by Keinart Lobre and released in March 2016. Before I move on, I want to give a big spoiler warning!...
Author: Asrar This is a guest post and does not represent the views of CheckPoint. As a chess player for ~20 years myself, I found it increasingly helping to deal with anxiety to occupy myself with chess. I’m aware that chess is not your typical video game, but...
Author: William M. Lee This is a guest post and does not represent the views of CheckPoint. This game represents the effects of depression, anxiety and general phobias very well. Causing me to step away from the game multiple times due to the emotional impact. Looking at Selma’s...
This article is cross-posted with permission from the wonderful Screen Therapy. This is one of the hardest games in recent memory and its taking over by storm. The controls, or rather “control”, is difficult to learn and master and the obstacles seem almost impossible to surmount. However, the...
Author: @elmarcel, professional game developer in Sweden This is a guest post and does not represent the views of CheckPoint. Late 2014. I was working a job abroad that I had loved for years: interesting work, fun colleagues, and a great boss. I had a nice circle of...
For those living with mental health challenges feeling like you’ve achieved anything can be a bridge difficult to cross. We set targets for ourselves that seem insurmountable, digging into that small reserve of spoons – mental, physical and emotional energy – we have available on any given day, and...
This article is cross-posted with permission from the wonderful blog Screen Therapy. How Games Help Us Practice Emotional Resilience This is the second part of this article. In the previous part we talked about the definition of resilience and the use of video games to train our mental resilience –...
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Join the GamerMates pro-mental health community in Stardew Valley Mutiplayer on Steam! STARDEW VALLEY CHECKPOINT FARM! The most exciting news of all has come to CheckPoint: we have our very own
Join the GamerMates pro-mental health community in Stardew Valley Mutiplayer on Steam!
STARDEW VALLEY CHECKPOINT FARM!
The most exciting news of all has come to CheckPoint: we have our very own farm! Come along to our invite-only server, where an unlimited number of GamerMates can play co-op with us. We ask you respect the creations of others and their items and the normal GamerMates language/behaviour rules apply. Have fun!
General Multiplayer Stuff
- I’m the host and my name is Grammy
- We live on CheckPoint Farm, with our cat, “Doggo”
- You get your own cabin!
- We share the same money and farmland
- We each have our own energy bar, experience points, skills and our own relationships with NPCs
- We can all get married but each NPC can only have one spouse
- Players can marry each other and have children
Always On Mod
We have an “always on” mode installed so that I can go on with my life whilst you enjoy the farm. Here’s some features while it is autorunning because I’m AFK:
- Grammy goes to sleep every day at 2am
- Grammy will go about her day as if I am controlling her
- The game pauses when no one is playing it
- Full festival support, each festival will run for 6 minutes before the scripted event begins. You can choose whether you go to the festival or not, but all active users must go to the festival to trigger it starting
- Festivals and events will notify you via chat
- If the server is reset you’ll get a 2 minute warning before kick
Simply sign up and join us in the CheckPoint discord where we arrange sessions and share session details.
(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series
april 3, 2019 1:00 pmapril 10, 2019 1:00 pmapril 17, 2019 1:00 pmapril 24, 2019 1:00 pmmay 1, 2019 1:00 pmmay 8, 2019 1:00 pmmay 15, 2019 1:00 pmmay 22, 2019 1:00 pmmay 29, 2019 1:00 pmjune 5, 2019 1:00 pmjune 12, 2019 1:00 pmjune 19, 2019 1:00 pmjune 26, 2019 1:00 pmjuly 3, 2019 1:00 pmjuly 10, 2019 1:00 pmjuly 17, 2019 1:00 pmjuly 24, 2019 1:00 pmjuly 31, 2019 1:00 pmaugust 7, 2019 1:00 pmaugust 14, 2019 1:00 pmaugust 21, 2019 1:00 pmaugust 28, 2019 1:00 pmseptember 4, 2019 1:00 pmseptember 11, 2019 1:00 pmseptember 18, 2019 1:00 pmseptember 25, 2019 1:00 pmoctober 2, 2019 1:00 pmoctober 9, 2019 1:00 pmoctober 16, 2019 1:00 pmoctober 23, 2019 1:00 pmoctober 30, 2019 1:00 pmnovember 6, 2019 1:00 pmnovember 13, 2019 1:00 pmnovember 20, 2019 1:00 pmnovember 27, 2019 1:00 pmdecember 4, 2019 1:00 pm
Join the GamerMates pro-mental health community and explore the awesome world of tabletop games! We'll be doing a CheckPoint themed puzzles, then learning the ways of Tabletop Simulator on Steam,
Join the GamerMates pro-mental health community and explore the awesome world of tabletop games!
We’ll be doing a CheckPoint themed puzzles, then learning the ways of Tabletop Simulator on Steam, with a variety of different board games to learn and have fun with.
(Friday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series
april 12, 2019 4:00 pmapril 26, 2019 4:00 pmmay 10, 2019 4:00 pmmay 24, 2019 4:00 pmjune 7, 2019 4:00 pmjune 21, 2019 4:00 pmjuly 5, 2019 4:00 pmjuly 19, 2019 4:00 pmaugust 2, 2019 4:00 pmaugust 16, 2019 4:00 pmaugust 30, 2019 4:00 pmseptember 13, 2019 4:00 pmseptember 27, 2019 4:00 pmoctober 11, 2019 4:00 pmoctober 25, 2019 4:00 pmnovember 8, 2019 4:00 pmnovember 22, 2019 4:00 pmdecember 6, 2019 4:00 pmdecember 20, 2019 4:00 pmjanuary 3, 2020 4:00 pmjanuary 17, 2020 4:00 pm