A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Day of Despair takes the player on a short journey through the world of a person living with depression; bringing them face to face with their own inner demons and giving them the choice to run from or face up to them. Learn about mental health issues whilst navigating a day of darkness, pain and despair.

Created by Graham Keys, Rebecca McAllister and Jordan Canning


Day of Despair.exe 16 MB


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This is a short and nice little informative game. The graphics are very simple, but the music and content for the game are the main points. I love these kind of games where a developer is passionate enough about something where they create a game around it. Depression and anxiety are shitty mental health problems that those who suffer from it, can't truly talk about how it effects them. But being able to show the player in a small way what it may be like is a great way to start to understand. All in all, a simple little game with nice music and a good message to the player. I did a video on my experience with the game and where I talk about my own experiences dealing with this type of thing if anyone is interested.