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Depression Simulator is a digital experience meant to capture the feeling of depression. Walk around in the void, and feel what it's like.



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DepsIM_wIN.zip 57 MB
DepsIM_oSX.zip 57 MB
DepsIM_lIN.zip 57 MB


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On Linux Mint 19, you cannot turn around using the mouse. I am guessing that the mouse movement just stops, because the cursor hit the end of the screen.

honestly scary accurate



I... uhh.. thank you.

do you like floppy disks :)

A much better alternative to a trashy game like missed messages. Thank you for this.

you're welcome for this


shut up both games are good in different ways

Played your game in an indie romp I did, Hope you enjoy the video :) it's the first one I played

Thanks for playing, and thanks for the video. Hopefully we find some more of our games in your romps in the future ;)

its a little different than how i feel it but the world does feel grey and dark but there are some things that help a little bit like the smallest thing but this is one of the games that hit the closest to how i fee

how much do you fee?

@4 banger master


I'm glad we could capture that feeling. much love 

it is good

ur good

Very trippy, just like depression B ) Seriously tho, gg

thank you!

Actually found it quite peaceful jumping around the hills and going off the edge of the map. Cool game :)

Glad you liked it. Thanks for playing!


Hey! I saw this game and thought that I should play this because I have depression myself and I knew it would be a good game to play to spread awareness about depression.

It was hard to play definitely but when I got to the waterfall, I felt a little better, that everything’s okay.

In my gameplay video, I also added links to Crisis Text Line as well as Suicide Prevention Lifeline do people can donate to those charities too. There’s also donation cards if people wish to do that too. 

Whoever is reading this, you matter so so much.

Glad to hear the game touched you, and we hope you're doing well. Thank you for making that video and sharing your experience with the world. 

These are the moments we make games for <3

You’re so welcome and thanks for making this game. So many people in the world think they may understand depression when they really don’t and this game helps clarify what depression is and how/what it feels like

once you reach the waterfall what happens

You won. Congratulations!

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Okay, this is epic


me  simulator

more like we simulator haha gotem

jk thank you for playing <3


communism prevails comrade


That was strange and confusing and frightening and I am scared.

I mean that as a compliment, by the way. 

Much love homie <3


thank you....now people see through my eyes for once...


We're here for you


I don't know who you are.

I don't know why you made this game.

I don't know what made you make this game.

But I love you for making this game.

Never have I thought I would feel like a game is just like how I feel.


That's why we do it :)



Wow ... very relatable for me. Thank you for making this. It is so great


Glad to hear it was relatable <3 

The game was soo good! I really like the symbolism behind it. Keep up the good work. <3

Thank you! Glad to hear you enjoyed it 

Crashes when I click the red Hello button.

I run Archlinux with Deepin Desktop Environment.

🤔 I'm gonna have to look into this. Thanks for the heads up


wow this is a really relatable game atm


Not happy to admit it, but this is kind of relatable to me, been through it...


Sorry to hear you're depressed too, but happy to hear its relatable.

-Parallax Michael 


While the game does not have a real purpose, I love how you've done it, it looks really cool, keep up the good work!

i hate admitting that i literally relate with most of the messages on it and about how lost i feel like in the game. btw amazing game, i cried!

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the game! thanks for your kind words :)

Hello, liked the game, played it here. Very interesting and I have Bipolar 1 so it was interesting to see how you represented it in game :)

Awesome! I'm glad you enjoyed the game 

Absolutely beautiful! Keep up the good work :D

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

I love this.

When I finally got to see the sky, I wanted to cry.

I'm glad you enjoyed the game :)


What did the waterfall and water cube mean?

you can think of the cube as sort of a lens through which you see the world while dealing with depression. When you make it out the darkness and can see the world as it truly is, but it's good to remember the experience you had before and the way it affected you. Surviving depression, to me at least, doesn't mean to live completely without the negative emotions. Rather, it's more about understanding where these feelings come from and being able to adequately respond to and live with them. 

I hope that makes sense! && thanks for playing :)


Jesus that was dark, brought back some memories. What did they waterfall mean? And those texts...my god is it too true


When I realized what the fountain was, it sent chills down my spine.


I'm very glad you enjoyed the game :)

We'll be announcing some more full-featured experiences sometime soon, so stay tuned!


Glad to hear it! I'm pretty new to anything off Steam, so I'm pretty starved of unique experiences, so this was especially different from what I was used to. I'm really curious of what can be done with gaming as an artistic medium, and this game was kind of a gateway of possibilities from my point of view- I hope to see more of it.

Feedback on Depression: I had a moment when the ground was declining below me that I was terrified that I was going to fall right into what was metaphorically a pretty dark state of mind, which for some people would perfectly characterize the experience. I don't know if you considered adding some kind of gradual acceleration that sort of climaxed to a moment of just sliding helplessly into the pit below? I don't know. I know you're probably very past this particular game, but I thought I might share what I was feeling in that moment for you in case it becomes relevant to a future project.

I'm going to give the contribution box another pass on this one.