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Fan artists exist in a legal grey area. In order to make a living, they often sell items that bear the image of characters they don't own the rights to. Many times they slide under the radar - I own bootleg Harry Potter and Dragon Age merch that I've bought at conventions. But making and selling these pins, patches and mugs can cause trouble for the original creators of the works that inspired them.
Video games have a spotty history when it comes to addressing mental health. Often, people with mental health issues are demonized, portrayed as the nefarious villains in games like Outlast or Far Cry 3. In other games, mental health is reduced a sanity meter or other mechanic, such as in Amnesia or Darkest Dungeon. But 2017's Night in the Woods presents a different way of looking at mental health in games.
In development for over three and a half years, Night in the Woods came out last week and has been making waves with its unique art style and intimate take on daily life in a small, stagnant town. And the game's soundtrack, which Riley MacLeod called "intensely beautiful" in Kotaku's review, is a big part of that. The man behind the music is Alec Holowka and this is his desk.
Night In The Woods has a new trailer ahead of its January 10, 2017 release. Maybe you already saw it. Maybe you didn't. Either way, you should watch it, again, or for a third time, or however many times it takes to soak up all of its precious little details.