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Fringe Theory: A Story-Driven Survival Thriller That Tackles PTSD

Fringe Theory: A Story-Driven Survival Thriller That Tackles PTSD

Fringe Theory: A Story-Driven Survival Thriller That Tackles PTSD

Developer LionRoar Games is asking for your support on both Kickstarter and Greenlight; a playable pre-alpha demo for Windows is available


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With Fringe Theory, developer LionRoar will be exploring PTSD through the game’s two playable protagonisis, both of whom suffer from the disorder.

Both men are stranded on an island. Players will not only need to help the men survive, they’ll need to monitor the characters’ mental health. Low morale and excessive stress can have dire consequences.

Fringe Theory will offer a single-player mode in which the player can switch between characters anytime. Co-op mode will also be available either online or locally via split-screen.

The game will include dynamic weather, wildlife and time-of-day. Players will receive little-to-no handholding.

LionRoar: There’s no easy way to explain what a mental condition like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is. But even though we cannot make the player experience PTSD, we’ll make him understand it – through gameplay.

Fringe Theory will be released on PC/Windows, Xbox and PS4. A pre-alpha, playable demo for Windows may be downloaded from this page.

A Kickstarter campaign with a base goal of $50,000 will run until April 29, 2016. If you like what you see, please consider backing the game. A Greenlght campaign is underway. Please give the game your vote!

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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