Game: Sym – a game on social anxiety

Sebastiano Morando and Francesco Lanciai will launch Sym, a game that offers a metaphor of social anxiety disorder, next March on Steam. “Sym is (perhaps accidentally) part of a recent trend: independent games designed to help players manage, recognize and discuss their personal demons”, writes Jessica Conditt on Engadget. “Sym is not about high scores or speed records,” says Sebastiano Morando. “There is no evil villain. Sym is for people who believe games can also make us think about the world and ourselves. We want people to think about the character’s words, why a level is made this way and what it means to them.”

Sym is due out for PC and Mac via Steam in March, and there’s a free demo available on its Steam Store page right now at

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