Depersonalize Me is a game about depersonalization which makes me feel like the world isn't real and everything is strange. I tried to capture how my anxiety activates it and how it's hard, but not impossible, to recover when it happens.

The light, positive thoughts will disappear on their own. When they spawn they reduce the anxiety level. The dark, negative thoughts don't go away on their own and must manually be thrown in the trash. They increase the anxiety level just by being around. The recycle bin can be used to temporarily remove thoughts and they'll come back after a few seconds.

Unity's WebGL games can't use the audio mixer so the sound effects aren't the same. For the best version of the game download and play the .exe locally.

If you have anxiety or depersonalization I'd love to know what you think of this! Feel free to reach out to me too! I'd love to talk about what causes it and how to alleviate it.

@AntonTesh

ATeshGames@gmail.com

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(14)
AuthorAnthony Tesija
GenreSimulation
Made withUnity
Tagsanxiety, depersonalization, depersonalize, thought, youjam
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsMouse

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it's nice to find something about a condition I deal with c: I'm gonna give it a look soon

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I used this for online class! <3

My students said it was interesting and that it was a good way to demonstrate how sometimes we get to overthink things. But of course, I mentioned that this is how people who feel depersonalization might feel like (instead of only saying "this is how we overthink"). A little psychoed here and there. <3

I told them to play the game twice and see that somehow you can actually manage the dark clouds when you take time to dispatch them. Thank you for making games~

Thank you so much for playing! I'm glad your students found it interesting. What kind of class are you teaching?

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I teach Socio Emotional Learning to students (10th grade) and at this time, the closest they can relate to a topic is when there are games involved. :) Some students did feel a little uneasy but yes I told them they can stop at anytime and can talk if they wanted to privately.

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Wow, this sounds awesomesauce already, cant wait to make a video on this! I'll make sure to leave a link to the game in the description for you!

Thanks! Can't wait to see it :)

Oh man, I was excited to see the title of this game! I definitely feel you. Lately, it's been so hard to remember things. Every time someone asks me what I did yesterday I can only say that I "worked". And even that's a lie sometimes lol. I barely feel connected with conversations anymore.

I thought it was very accurate & clever how it's easier to put things off for a bit by chucking them in the Recycle bin. I let the dark thoughts get too all over the place and it was almost impossible to put them in the trash with it jumping everywhere.

Thank you for making this! it was interesting to see how other people think day-to-day. Wishing you the best. c:

Thanks :) I hope things get better for you too!

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It's an interesting game. I liked that you used your personal experiences to make it. I have anxiety, and I think I can relate most to the difficulty of trying to stop(catch) the negative thoughts, and to get rid of them.

I wrote about it a little more in my blog entry, here: http://pajamagaming.blogspot.com/2017/02/browser-games-2.html

Yes of course! I'd love to read it when you're done if you send it to me too. Thanks for checking it out.

Sure! It's been a while, but it can be found here: http://pajamagaming.blogspot.com/2017/02/browser-games-2.html :)

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No problem! Thanks so much for playing and sharing about yourself :)