TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2015 – Bloom Digital Media has released the much anticipated third episode of their critically acclaimed mobile game LongStory, a dating game with a focus on building healthy relationships. Unique in the gaming and app markets, LongStory is LGBTQ friendly and designed to be inclusive from the ground up, helping players explore important issues, such as sexual orientation, gender identity, social anxiety, bullying and consent.
In LongStory the player is always in control, choosing everything from their name and gender to who or if they want to date another character within the game. Developed for ages 12 and up, the game has a story for everyone, as players solve mysteries, make new friends, deal with bullies and explore the world of romance and relationships.
“We wanted to create a game that, at its very core, made players feel good about themselves, something genuine and relatable,” said Miriam Verburg, Producer at Bloom Digital. “LongStory tackles a lot of real issues, and we’ve really tried to capture what it means to be a teenager today in a way that’s both honest and entertaining.”
Written by Heather Jackson (Naturally Sadie, Total Drama Action) and edited by Suzanne Andrews (Circle of Stones), Episode 3: The Party underscores the importance of honesty and communication in developing healthy relationships. By including the often overlooked topic of learning disability and academic achievement in this episode, the LongStory team continues to raise the bar for empathic and socially conscious games.
Source: Press Release