Have You Played… Sym?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Over the last few years, the ‘indie renaissance’, for want of a less hackneyed term, has seen videogames tackle a whole host of complex social issues. From depression, to suicide; alcoholism and drug abuse, to cancer – games are exploring all sorts of intricate sensitive areas nowadays, and are systematically educating as they go. To this end, Sym [official site] is a neat 2D puzzle platformer whose central mechanic is built around social anxiety.

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