The Kickstarter for CheckPoint, an Australian webseries that intends to use video games as a way to spotlight mental health issues and the people who live with them, is nearing its goal of $55,000 AUD. With just under $4000 AUD remaining and three days left on the clock, Dr. Jennifer Hazel and the CheckPoint team are closer than ever to getting this important, local series off the ground.
The project sprang out of the Australian non-profit organisation of the same name dedicated to understanding and improving mental health through the power of video games, and craft a webseries that distills many of their core messages, educating the viewer on exactly how mental health can be supported and improved through play. Gaming industry luminaries from here at home and overseas, including Opaque Space’s Jennifer Scheurle, Betheda AU’s Kelsey Gamble, Robot House’s Jess Hodgson, Gizmodo’s Rae Johnston, Square Enix’s Teddy Diefenbach, Vlambeer’s Rami Ismail, writer/vlogger/everyone’s perfect internet girlfriend Nika Harper and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End co-writer Josh Scherr, will take part in the series.
In the Kickstarter’s final days, if you have anything you can give, please consider doing so. A number of stretch goals have been added should the project be funded in time and all of them are dope as hell.