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Mental Health Games Make an Appearance at The Game Awards

Yesterday, The Game Awards announced its list of nominees for its 2017 awards ceremony. The awards seek to “recognize and uphold creative and technical excellence in the global video game industry” and “bring together a diverse group of game players, game developers, and notable names from popular culture to celebrate and advance gaming’s position as […]

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Breaking Down the Mechanics of ‘Please Knock On My Door’

Michael Levall’s Please Knock On My Door explores depression from a personal perspective, but it also has general appeal. Eurogamer called it “incredibly powerful” in their review, and Steam reviewers have lauded it for its relatability. Interviewing Levall for the Royal College of Psychiatrists Gaming the Mind blog, Sachin Shah explores the mechanical reasons it’s […]

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The Creator of ‘Please Knock On My Door’ Explains the Challenge of Writing a Game About Depression

When Michael Levall’s Please Knock On My Door was released in September, Eurogamer lauded it for its realistic handling of depression, noting that it’s “unnerving, because it’s all too real.” In an interview with The Daily Californian, creator Michael Levall reveals that there was a personal cost to writing such a true-to-life take on depression. […]

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‘Please Knock On My Door’ Gets a Release Date and a Compelling New Trailer

On September 7th, we’ll finally get to play Please Knock On My Door. This exploration of life with depression has been on our radar since early last year. It began as a personal story of the mental health experiences of its creator, Michael Levall, and has since grown into what seems to be a broader […]

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‘Please Knock On My Door’ Will Simulate One Man’s Experience of Depression

Last year, we got a glimpse of Please Knock on My Door, which looks like a compelling, personal take on living with depression. At GDC, Engadget had a hands-on look at the upcoming game and spoke to its creator, Michael Levall. For creator Michael Levall, Please Knock on My Door isn’t just a story. It’s […]

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‘Please Knock On My Door’ Challenges Players to Be Alone, Depressed and Afraid

Please Knock On My Door isn’t the only game that aims to emulate the experience of depression–we can go back to Depression Quest, Actual Sunlight, or even 2009’s unsettling Every Day The Same Dream for that (all these games deal with potentially disturbing content). But developer Michael Levall doesn’t see the overlap as a problem. […]

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