It feels like drowning...

Should I Sink / Swim?


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.


to move,

&to rotate

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


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?


Developed for GamesAid Mental Health Jam #GamesAidMHJam

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

Music and Sound by: Luci Holland @luciholland

Additional Sound by: alexkandrell 

Font: Seaweed Script

Additional Art:

Background: Rafael

Paper Texture: The Digital Artist

Dirty Lens Flare: MaxP

Toon FX:

Definitive Stylized Water: Marc Sureda

Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
Made withUnity
Tagsanxiety, deep-sea-girl, depression, drowning, Game Jam, Mental Health, ocean, sink, swim


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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❤️