Initiative of “When Someone You Love is Depressed” Game:
This game is designed to help people who have friends struggling with depression. This field is worth addressing since attention by researchers and the medical field is always focused on the patients themselves neglecting the fact that their surrounding context plays an essential role in their healing process. Based on research, the game suggests several ways to help someone you love who suffers from depression. It aims to put the player in several situations they are likely to encounter on a day to day basis with their friend. The game is focused on two initiatives. First, it is designed to help the player feel at ease with the illness and caters for their feelings in several ways. By doing so, the player feels acknowledged and ready to help their friends while maintaining their own being as well. In that regard, the player here is the hero of the game and the game is designed to acknowledge their own experience with their friends struggling from depression. Meanwhile, the game also focuses on raising awareness of real symptoms that people suffering from depression encounter regularly. This helps the player to understand more about the illness and how to cater for their friend’s needs by referencing researched information rather than googling shallow views on the internet.
As a player, it is important to know that this game is played using Google Slides. It will only work in presentation mode or slideshow format for the hyperlinks to be activated. Also, It is advised to use a computer to play this game easily in slideshow format.This game is played individually. Every choice you make has different consequences according to the chosen answer. It is important to understand that the game is not designed to affect the player’s mood negatively in any way. Although the topic itself is not comforting for certain players, it raises awareness to the player and helps bring them comfort by making them believe that their feelings are shared on a larger scale with other people. One of the key factors to the design of this game is visuals since they are designed to make the player understand the content easily and match the scenarios designed respectively. As a player, make sure you read the getaways in every scenario you play. This is designed to help you understand ways to benefit from all the situations you encounter in the game. Most importantly, the final message is a shoutout to all the people supporting their friends struggling from the illness.
Link of “When Someone You Love is Depressed” Game:
I am very glad to share this link with everyone. I would be grateful to receive your feedback after playing the game in the comment section below. I hope you find this issue as useful and as interesting as I did while creating the game 🙂
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