Game of the Day: Depression Quest by Zoe Quinn, Patrick Lindsey, and Isaac Schankler

Depression Quest is an ambitious Twine game released today. It is an IF game that seeks to communicate what it is like living with depression, in order both for those who suffer from it to know they are not alone, and for those who do not to have greater understanding of the condition. The game begins with a more in-depth description of its goals, which I recommend reading before deciding whether or not to play, since the subject matter is potentially triggering.

The game is under a “Pay what you want” model: you can play for free or choose to donate any amount you wish. A portion of the proceeds go to iFred.

You can read more about the game in this GameSpot piece by Carolyn Petit.

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4 Responses to Game of the Day: Depression Quest by Zoe Quinn, Patrick Lindsey, and Isaac Schankler

  1. Doug S. says:

    ::plays game::

    I wish I had a girlfriend like that…

  2. Ms. Sunlight says:

    I will not be playing this game at the moment. I am very ill right now.

  3. Elbi says:

    Playing the game right now. Frequently need to take a break because my vision gets blurry. It’s good. It’s really, really good.
    In addition, I miss my cats :/

  4. Jesse says:

    finished it! it was totally great. Definitely should be played with the volume on. I also think it forces people to face the fact that depression and mental illness are a continuum because I feel like anyone can relate to at least one aspect of the story (I related to many)

    Also I’m pretty sure it never says whether you are a man or woman, which is cool.

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