A downloadable game for Windows

25th in the 38th Ludum Dare; featured on Game Jam Curator's Best Of 2017

We have all crossed paths with depression in our lives, and this development team are no different. We owe it ourselves and each other to be honest.

This is a brief and simple game that tries to communicate how isolating life can be through the eyes of depression. Any kind of illness takes its toll on a family, especially in cases were a condition can last indefinitely. This is a story about two people.

There are some simple puzzles in the game, so don't give up! Also keep your eyes open for an alternate ending: even in melancholy, little choices do add up.

Code: Juju Adams @jujuadams

Art: Daniel Marques @i_am_thirteen

Modelling: Chris "topher" Anselmo @tophtacular

Audio: Jan Vorisek @blokatt

Made for the 38th Ludum Dare

Published Apr 25, 2017
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(3)
AuthorsJuju, thirteen, blokatt, topherlicious
GenreInteractive Fiction
TagsLudum Dare 38
LinksLudum Dare

Install instructions

Some newer Windows OSs don't come with DirectX 9 installed. This causes an error at the start of the game. Please download the necessary files from Microsoft to solve the problem.

Download

Download
A Mind Is A Small Place - bug fixes.zip 4 MB

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Though Noah was the one who recommended your game in an article, I want to leave my own words here as well: This jam game was one of the best of the whole year 2017 for me. Not just because it may seem a bit weird or odd on the first glance, but because of its sobriety. I felt very connected with the whole story. To think that one is caught in their own mind without a real exit, to think that you are flooded with dark thoughts and sadness, to think about all the good times you had, which may never come back. For me, this game isn't trippy or about a bad acid trip or something, but instead about one of the darkest states our souls can be in: Depression. You managed to tell a story about it with all the seemingly illogical parts of it, but those who suffer from it, can and will relate to your game. Thank you for that. That's one of the reasons why I simply had to include it to our GOTY 2017 list, because it really meant something to me. I hope other people may get what I wanted to say after watching our playthrough video of your entry. A well deserved 25th place. <3

Best wishes,
Sebastian

Thank you Sebastian. It's an honour for our work to be featured alongside such high quality work. The team are thrilled!

I'm always thrilled as well when I see new games of y'all! You are awesome people. <3

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nICE dItHER sHADer . trIPPY GAMe

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An interesting little short game.