Lost Words: Beyond the Page
Carefully crafted by British video gamer writer Rhianna Pratchett (daughter of Terry, and in possession of the same fantastical imagination), this experiential game from Essex-based developers Sketchbook is a thoughtful and healing approach to adventuring. You might be slaying dragons and saving fireflies, but you’re also building a young girl’s inner strength and voice.
In Lost Words players are cast as two characters - Izzy, a young writer who is filling the pages of a journal with a fantasy story helping her to cope with a traumatic event. And Robyn, the heroine in that story, who is Guardian of the Fireflies in the magical kingdom of Estoria and must wander through that kingdom to rescue the fireflies after a dragon devastates their home.