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Indygo - a point and click adventure with a focus on depression

Published: 16:03, 10 July 2017
Fat Dog Games

Fat Dog Games will be publishing Indygo, a game that focuses on a painter battling depression. The game features handmade graphics designed by Fine Arts Academy students and an original soundtrack. Indygo will launch on the World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2017.

Fat Dog Games just announced that they will be publishing Indygo - a new "atmospheric, narrative game with adventure and point’n’click elements". Indygo focuses heavily on the themes of depression and overall mental health. The game tells a story of a painter who hasn't left his room in three months due to his condition. 

The entire game takes place in this one room - the painter's workshop. His girlfriend, Anna, is the one helping him through this hard time. "It became obvious for both of them, that this situation can’t last forever. The time has come to look for solution. It’s up to player to decide how the story will progress". 

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Pigmentum Game Studio's Krystian Mucha said in the press release: "All too often depression is not taken seriously or, on the other hand, becomes a stigma. We strive to give the players a deeper insight into the thoughts and actions of those, who are suffering from this mood disorder, which is why we consulted our game with mental health specialists and people who have gone through depression".

Indygo has multiple endings that hinge on seemingly trivial decisions the player makes over the course of the game. "The room changes accordingly to the mental state of the character".

CEO of Fat Dog Games, Dariusz Skrzypkowski said: "The project is unique, not only due to its social engagement, but also thanks to the handmade graphics designed by Fine Arts Academy students and an original soundtrack, which adds a deep, overwhelming feel to the game".

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Indygo has been on Steam back in May, and now the developers are moving forward with the game's launch. The World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2017 will also be Indygo's release date.

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