Cibele and Love in the Internet Age

Cibele_Splash*This piece discusses Cibele as a whole. I recommend playing it first before reading if you’d prefer to discover the plot for yourself.*

Playing Cibele is profoundly uncomfortable. The game’s subject matter is innocuous enough—it follows a young woman as she falls in love with an online friend—but, the way developer Star Maid Games presents this story turns what could have been a dispassionate anecdote into an experience that feels as intimately invasive as snooping through someone’s diary.

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