Kickstarter has been a prominent figure in the gaming industry, sometimes not for all the right reasons. It’s where creators can bring forth their ideas and have them come to life due to fan support. It’s had its ups and downs, but a recent project by Non-profit CheckPoint looks to not only be a very promising idea, but an incredibly important one that could save lives. Their Kickstarter, aptly named CHECKPOINT, is a 16 episode webseries highlighting connections between mental health and video games. The idea is to use video games to help those with mental illness, and is backed by mental health professionals, while also displaying personal stories from those in the gaming industry. Just by looking at the Kickstarter, it’s clear that a lot of hard work and professionalism has been put into this project. It’s incredibly detailed about the variety of mental illnesses and the series aims to specifically look at different aspects and how video games can help.
Don’t take my word for it though, check out the Kickstarter page here and seriously consider donating. There will also be a live stream dedicated to the project where people can simple watch and get to know the people behind CHECKPOINT. There’s also a lot of work to be done on the project and they need our help. There are a number of surveys that you can participate in as well as workshops and community services. This project has a lot of promise and is much needed in my opinion, so please go show your support in any way you can.