Games about cancer are rare and with good reason: they’re incredibly risky. The disease in itself is a scary and taboo but in games there’s the added issue of whether it will be handled correctly. Will the patient be more than their illness? How can it be incorporated in a genuine way? And how will the game avoid being a PSA? These are all questions we asked ourselves when In Between was announced for PC, PS4, Xbox One and mobile platforms earlier this year.
In Between‘s protagonist is the one with cancer; and it’s terminal. The game is described as “tragic” by publisher Headup Games but some clever physics-bending puzzles and some solid platforming gameplay should hopefully keep this one from being a total cry-fest. It’s out later this week and you can find out more (and watch a brand new trailer) after the break.