When the girl is in the giant stone hand, she sings. Then the hand crumbles. She puts a hand to her throat—her voice has gone silent. She tumbles through the sky, landing at last in a world drained of color. Grey. Gris.

She has to find her way through this world to add back the colors, one at a time, and find her voice again.

It’s part of a growing game genre that replaces mayhem with thinking and empathy.

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Dale McGowan is chief content officer of OnlySky, author of Parenting Beyond Belief, Raising Freethinkers, and Atheism for Dummies, and founder of Foundation Beyond Belief (now GO Humanity). He holds a...