Dames Saving Games

Article by Zack Kotzer for NOW Magazine about Dames Making Games and Junicorn.


Kara Stone’s MedicationMeditation is arguably less a ‘game’ and more a zen garden set of activities, based on everyday struggles with mental illness – taking medication on time, musing self-affirmation – yet draped in a gamey veil of pixel-art. “A lot of these exercises come from the mental illness workbook,” says Stone, “we often construct mental illness as such huge events, but really it’s just tiny episodes that you keep working at. In both mental illness and gaming the notions of getting better, beating and conquering are so pervasive. I wanted to explore that in a different way that wasn’t about winning.”