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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful:I had feels too., May 7, 2015
by Hanon Ondricek (United States)
I'm always reluctant to play altgames. For my purposes, an an "altgame" is an interactive experience which has an active purpose to illustrate a alternate point of view or teach the player about a a problem, often using a type of gameplay as metaphor. The point of the this is almost never to entertain, but hopefully promote understanding and illuminate an uncomfortable situation the player might not be completely familiar with. Depression Quest is probably the most famous altgame.
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Hanon Ondricek, September 22, 2017 - ReplyPrevious | << 1 >> | Next
If you read the beginning it was developed and funded by a new media creative grant, so I think this is intended as less of a game and more of an interactive scenario about people suffering depression and those who are interacting with them. It especially shows how well-intentioned assistance can be completely misinterpreted by someone suffering the condition. I doubt it's meant to be a "game" for you to enjoy and more a piece of social-awareness art that promotes understanding.
(Game is - Supported by New Media Scotlandís Alt-w Fund, with investment from the Scottish Government. Part of the Ginsberg ecosystem. )