Last year’s smash hit Life is Strange touches on a number of social issues, so it’s not really surprising to see publisher Square Enix putting its money where its mouth is, partnering with a US organisation to address teen bullying.
The team behind the game is asking you to post your stories “about overcoming adversity, standing up for what’s right, helping a friend in need, and more” with the hashtag #EverydayHeroes. Selected posts may be shared at everydayheroes.lifeisstrange.com, and for every post made between January 13-19, Square Enix will make a donation to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
Sadly, at this stage, the initiative is US-only, but as an awareness initiative, it could have a global impact. For more information, visit the website everydayheroes.lifeisstrange.com, or find out more about PACER itself.
Life is Strange was an episodic game series developed by Remember Me creator DONTNOD, which follows the story of photography student Max Caulfield who discovers she has the ability to rewind time. Together with best friend Chloe Price, Max investigates the mysterious disappearance of a fellow student, as she learns things are not as they seem in her small town, and that adjusting the past can have terrible effects on the future.
If you’ve not yet checked out Life is Strange, you’re about to get another chance: The game will be released in a Limited Edition complete season box for PS4 and Xbox One from January 19th.