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Depression Quest

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  • Based on your depression levels, different choices open and close off to you.
  • Content generated based on your decisions.
    The choices you make have a real effect on how your playthrough turns out.
  • Multiple endings.
    See how your choices affected the game's world, and how well you've managed your depression.
  • Audio and visuals react to your depression.
    Listen as the music gets glitchier and see how much stronger the static gets. Watch the color get sucked out of how you see the world.
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Isaac Schankler
Patrick Lindsey
The Quinnspiracy
The Quinnspiracy
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Not rated

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • Processor: Intel
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 13.04+, Fedora 18+, Arch, Gentoo
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 3 / Athlon 64 or later
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Additional Notes: Gamepad support unavailable on Linux platform

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2+
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or later
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
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Depression Quest reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
I really don't know why you should play this Crap. It just pulls you down even more than that somehow helps. Free is still too expensive for the "Game." Leave your Fingers off it unless you want to listen to sad Piano Melodies and complete Stupid situations in the Everyday life of a depressed one. 5 Minutes of Purest Life waste ...
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Microsoft from French
I find that this game allows to present the most recurrent symptoms of depression and how all this can harm the person, it also highlights the fact that some come to understand the lived while others finally did not understand. This misunderstanding shows the attacks and feelings that our character encounters.
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Microsoft from French
A fairly intense narrative game in terms of content. If you are looking for an action game: go your way. You play as a person suffering from severe depression and must live as long as possible by managing your life (job, friends, family, health...) Warning: this game can destabilize and make depressive (this is not a joke), so it is better to be hooked before playing it.
Translated by
Microsoft from French
I saw negative reviews on this game and since it is free I told myself that I could test it to see if it is unfairly criticized and the result is... Bah I will not recommend it all the game is boring as possible, we understand nothing, and then that happened one day in a video game Studio to shout guys I have an idea of GENIE... A SIMULATION OF DEPRESSION....... Err Yes but no
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Very great "Game." Even if it is not a Game in the conventional Sense, it can convey very well what it means to suffer from Depression. It offers a few realistic Scenarios and Reactions to understand the Whole thing. People who have People with Depression around and want to understand them better should check out the whole time. But one must not go with the "Game" Thought. Very well implemented!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
I have to recommend this "Game"! As in many other, negative Comments, I have to say that you can't call it "entertaining." It's an Experience. One takes on the Role of a depressed Person, in a Way that is (unfortunately) often very close to Reality. I think it can help People better understand Depression. Grade this is something that is often difficult if you have not yet had such experiences yourself. I myself have been able to find myself in some situational decisions, and have seen myself from a different Perspective as a result. This helps immensely to process difficult things or to be able to comprehend them for oneself. It is courageous To deal with such a Project. That is why I would like to express my Thanks to all The people involved in the Development. If you don't want to deal with Depression or are looking for a perhaps humorous Interpretation in a Game, you can't do much with that. I can only encourage everyone else to experience this Experience.
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