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Actual Sunlight

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Post October 22nd, 2013, 2:45 pm

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Humble Store:

“I know what you’re thinking: Why keep getting up, day in and day out, even though your life is going nowhere?”

Actual Sunlight is a short interactive story about love, depression and the corporation.

The game puts you in the role of Evan Winter, a young professional in Toronto, as he moves through three distinct periods of his life. The story is linear, unavoidable and (hopefully) thought-provoking. You experience his perceptions, fall under the consequences of his decisions, and meet everyone who didn’t change him.

Gameplay is minimal, and serves only to move from one part of the (admittedly) text-heavy story to the next. The game fiercely attempts to be worth it.

Actual Sunlight is not appropriate for children. It features mature themes and an adult-workplace amount of profanity. And it does so immediately.

IndieStatik: "Actual Sunlight Is The Hardest Hitting Game About Depression I’ve Ever Played"

RPS article: "Primarily a visual novel, but with player participation, it’s a superbly written, but ultimately incredibly dark and hopeless game. I think it’s also a very good game, and I find it terrifying to write about."

Polygon article: "PATIENT TRANSCRIPT: How does it feel to be completely worthless?"
Last edited by Jon933 on October 22nd, 2013, 4:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Post October 22nd, 2013, 4:30 pm
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Location: Ottawa, Canada

As someone dealing with depression, I know that many people don't really get what it's like.

I have no idea if a game is the right medium to explore it, but that aside, I feel like this is probably too niche to do well as a feature here.

Voting against a feature.

Post October 22nd, 2013, 4:50 pm

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Sorry, but i'm against.

Post October 22nd, 2013, 4:52 pm

Posts: 22

Thanks, I've updated the post with the correct URL. I added an extra '9' by mistake.

Post October 22nd, 2013, 5:22 pm
PlayerReview User avatar

Posts: 1056
Location: Utah
I would pick this one up. It has me interested, and pay what you want would give me the excuse to get it.

Post October 23rd, 2013, 12:36 pm

Posts: 272
I'm with Gnome, but don't feature it.

This got a lot of flak on Greenlight already since it was put up.
It's too serious and thing don't explode so not for the masses.

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