When the Darkness comes is a walking simulator whose glitchy and dark tale tries to illustrate the hardships of depression and anxiety through a variety of imaginary digital landscapes.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (72) - 94% of the 72 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (4,021) - 91% of the 4,021 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Mar 1, 2019
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“It’s a remarkable experience that’s full of breathtaking imagery and interesting surprises. A beautiful and bizarre collection of contemplative digital dreamscapes. Highly recommended.”
FreeGamePlanet

“When the Darkness Comes is a surprisingly smart horror game that manages to blend in introspective narrative elements seamlessly.”
9/10 – TechRaptor

About This Game

A Game Without Meaning.
A Game Nobody Should Play.


When the Darkness comes is a walking simulator whose glitchy and dark tale tries to illustrate the hardships of depression and anxiety through a variety of imaginary digital landscapes.

A clock, a piano and a girl. What do they all mean?
What is meaning, anyway? What has meaning?
Do you have one? A path, a goal, something determined, pre-determined?
A light to follow?

Discover a world filled with loneliness and fear. A world where despair breathes and hope dies. A world about you, about us. A world about humanity and about life.

Before Starting

This Experience is NOT for everyone.
This Experience explores themes such as depression, anxiety, verbal abuse, manipulative control, and suicide.
This game could also potentially trigger epilepsy attacks.
Seriously, do NOT play this Experience if you believe this might affect you in any way.

The first Arc should take about one hour to complete.

About the Experience

This was the culmination of a self exploration into my own psyche. If it can help anyone else explore their own I am thankful for that, and if the game isn't to your liking I appreciate you taking the time to try it anyway. I won't be updating it anymore (safe for major bugs) since it was simply an outlet for my own creativity but enjoy it as it is.

Controls

Movement: WASD or arrow keys
Interact: F
Jump: Space
Sprint: Shift

There's a toggle to swap between AZERTY and QWERTY layouts in-game.

This Experience might not be suitable for streaming audiences.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game explores themes such as depression, anxiety, verbal abuse, manipulative control, and suicide.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-3xxx
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 970
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 550 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7,8,10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-2600 and up, or similar.
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 1060 and up, or similar.
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 550 MB available space

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