Fusebox games content support and resources
To our players,
At Fusebox, we want to make the best mobile games about love, dating and relationships. This means making games that are fun to play but it also means being responsible to you, our players, and talking about what really happens in relationships.
Sometimes our games bring up issues that you might encounter, or might have encountered, in your own lives. This content can be difficult to read, or to talk about. We never want someone playing our games to feel like they have to go through difficult emotional experiences to enjoy our stories, which is why we always give you opt-in choices where we think you might want to avoid a particular storyline. However, we know there might be a few moments in our stories that might leave you feeling vulnerable.
We’ve put together this resource list to tell you what kind of content appears in our games before you play them, and to help you if you do find something difficult and would like to know where to go next.
Please note that the organisations listed here who we think you might find helpful. Being listed here does not mean they have endorsed our games.
Dating, Relationships and Sexual Health
Romance and relationships are at the heart of every Fusebox game. We think dating and relationships should be fun and we believe in mobile games with love at their heart.
The discussion of relationships in our games encompasses a number of issues faced by our audience, including consent, sexual health, and LGBTQ+ relationships.
Brook is an organisation specifically for about helping young people with sexual and relationship health. Visit their website if you want to know more about topics like contraception or emotional health in relationships.
We believe love is for everyone, and our games always include LGBTQ+ romantic possibilities. Just like in real life, our characters and their stories will be varied and different, and our games include discussions of the particular issues LGBTQ+ characters might encounter.
SWITCHBOARD - THE LGBT+ HELPLINE
Switchboard is a 24-hour service where you can talk or IM someone for help, or simply to ask questions about LGBTQ+ issues, including coming out or how to meet other LGBTQ+ people.
At Fusebox we know that facing mental health difficulties is a common experience, especially for young people, and we believe our games should reflect this reality. Our stories feature characters who have experienced mental health issues, and include their reflections on possible treatment paths and support they found helpful.
Mind has loads of useful resources and advice about mental health, including specific sections on what to do if you need immediate help, if you need to support someone else, and LGBTQ+ mental health issues.
Mind also had specific advice if your mental health is affecting your studies, or you are worried about the relationship between studying and mental health.
If you are struggling with anxiety, or would like more information, Anxiety UK offers an infoline and ways you can get help.
Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year, for anyone who is struggling to cope.
You can call Samaritans for free from any phone on 116 123, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit samaritans.org to find details of your nearest branch.
If you need help because you or someone you know is in danger of hurting themselves, please talk to someone. You can contact:
If you need need urgent help and you don't feel you can keep yourself safe right now:
- Go to any Accident & Emergency (A&E) department
- Call 999 and ask for an ambulance to take you to A&E
- Ask someone else to call 999 for you or take you to A&E