It feels like drowning...

Should I Sink / Swim?

Instructions:

There are no time limits, take your time. Sink or swim around and collect glows (tip: wear headphones and use binaural audio as a guide to find the next ones).

Also the game loops.


Controls: 

to move,

&to rotate

(tip: the movements are controlled by impulse force, a little goes a long way)


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I am not an artist, I used pictures of my face as reference.

I am not a writer, I found the lines from my old journal entry, they were not written specifically for the game.

I am a programmer though, but the controls may seem clunky and difficult, but it's on purpose.

Because that is what depression feels like to me, like sinking, like swimming. There is a sense of helplessness that you can't control, but at the same time, you do. 

I am also a game designer, do you want to read my notes?

https://purplelilgirl.com/2020/02/22/gamesaidmhjam-design-notes/


Credits:

Developed for GamesAid Mental Health Jam #GamesAidMHJam

Art, Writing, Design, Programming and Additional Sound by: Hsiao Wei (Michelle) Chen @purplelilgirl https://purplelilgirl.com/

Music and Sound by: Luci Holland @luciholland http://www.luciholland.com/

Additional Sound by: alexkandrell https://freesound.org/people/alexkandrell/sounds/170522/ 

Font: Seaweed Script https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Seaweed+Script

Additional Art:

Background: Rafael https://www.flickr.com/photos/rafipics/7914334878

Paper Texture: The Digital Artist https://pixabay.com/illustrations/seamless-texture-background-1657428/

Dirty Lens Flare: MaxP https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/tools/particles-effects/dirty-lens-flare-9133?aid=1011l7QA7

Toon FX: https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/vfx/particles/toon-fx-25601?aid=1011l7QA7

Definitive Stylized Water: Marc Sureda https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/vfx/shaders/definitive-stylized-water-87062?aid=1011l7QA7


Comments

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Took me a bit to get used to the controls but I'm glad I persevered. Had fun exploring around and swimming with no time limit and no objective. Great job!

I like the drawings❤️