A summary of every emotion you'd rather lock away and forget.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (91) - 91% of the 91 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 7, 2017

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Includes 2 items: Please Knock on My Door, Please Knock on My Door - Soundtrack


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June 13

Patch V1.07 and Games 4 Change nomination!

Hello there friend!

A few days ago two critical bugs came to my attention; one that let the player use the bed interaction when they were not supposed to (and that could have severe consequences if they did), and another that prevents the player from completing the game at the end of the second week. I just finished fixing them, and have uploaded the fixes for you!

I found the bugs thanks to a small youtube channel named ZockZimmer and I wanted to do a shout out to the video in question, as it helped me identify the problems! :instantcoffee:

In addition, I took the liberty of adding a text file with the lyrics for Clear Skies which features the awesome voice of my brother Chris. If you have downloaded the game's OST, the lyrics will be in the Soundtrack folder together with the music. :headset:

In other news, Please Knock on My Door was recently nominated for Best Gameplay in the Games 4 Change Awards! I KNOW RIGHT? Pretty cool.

The award ceremony will be at the event itself, running June 28-30 in New York. Through this competition PKoMD is also featured in the Polygon x Games for Change People's Choice Award! If PKoMD offered you something special, please consider voting for it in the competition.

That's all for this time! :eveningtree:

Take care,
Michael L
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February 5

Patch V1.06 and about those translations


You might be wondering, 'where did 1.05 go?' Well, I sneaked it on to Steam to test a few things about a week back, found a change I needed to make, and so here is 1.06! Yay!

It fixes an issue where a player could get stuck in the living room, unable to interact with anything. It was a rare issue, but it still feels good to have it fixed. :instantcoffee:

Now, about those translations. I keep getting the occasional request, so I felt it would be good to adress it in an open post so I can direct people here in the future. If you're reading this because I directed you here; Welcome! I hope the future is treating you great.

Short answer: I still have no plans to implement translations. If that's all the info you need, feel free to move on with your internet activities.

Long answer: During the development leading up to the release of PKoMD, I worked crazy amounts of overtime. I won't go deep into it, but it left me exhausted to the point where it was very difficult to work on the game after it was released. I am now beginning to feel more adjusted, and my work/life balance is reaching somewhat normal levels again. I'm afraid that, promising another feature like this, would only lead me down another rabbit hole of exhaustion and everything that comes with. I won't say that it will never happen in the future. I will say, though, that I can't promise anything. I do appreciate all of your support, and I feel like asking for translations is a good indicator that there are people out there who like the game. Or at the very least, who would like to play it. :eveningtree:

Thank you for reading this far! I appreciate your support, and am thankful for all the love you've shown the game. I read every single user review that gets posted, so if you want to share your thoughts with me, that's a sure way of doing it!

Take care,
Michael L
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“Please Knock on My Door gave me a better understanding of myself and my illness, a remarkable achievement for a video game.”
Recommended – Eurogamer

“'Please Knock on My Door' undeniably cements itself as an indie gem bent on changing the way in which narratives are delivered to the player, making the experience of interacting with a game a highly personal matter.”
4.5/5.0 – The Daily Californian

“It is, by far, the best and worst gaming experience I have ever had, and there's absolutely no doubt in my mind that it deserves a score I have never used before.”
10/10 – Gamereactor

About This Game

Please Knock on My Door is a story-driven game which gives you control over a person suffering from depression and social anxiety. Help them get through work and reach out to friends while desperately trying to survive. Experience the frailty these themes bring and gain a better understanding of what it's like to live with some of the most common mental health issues today.

  • A compelling and emotional story offering a voice to those who have none.
  • A fully voiced narrator who always has your best in mind. Probably.
  • A gameplay system which adds to the weight of every story-choice you make.
  • No "Game Over" screen, only alternate endings that tie into your choices.
  • A soundtrack that has been tailor-made for this experience.
  • Relationships that can be developed or broken.
  • Game length varies depending on your choices, ranging from 1-3 hours with enough content that you can come back and explore different parts of the narrative in consequent playthroughs.
  • As in real life, all of your choices are immediately saved. There is only one save.

Please Knock on My Door has been in development since autumn 2014 and was initially supposed to be a 6 month exploration of my own experiences with depression. A word of caution; this is a game that might be difficult to play for those who have dealt with psychological issues such as depression and anxiety. That said, I truly believe that through entertainment we are able to understand topics that would otherwise be too foreign for us. I hope this game can help you better understand what it can be like to live with these issues, like it has already helped me.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.5GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 670
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Same
    • Processor: Same
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Same
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Recommended resolution: 1920x1080

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