A narrative game featuring elements of point ‘n’ click titles, Indygo, has recently arrived on Steam Greenlight, seeking help to become a reality. The title is a narrative game set completely within a single room, and tells the story of a painter suffering from depression.
One of the symptoms is proceeding isolation, and, as such, the main character within the game hasn’t even left his room for more than three months. Luckily, Anna, his girlfriend, has been helping him survive, but it has become quite obvious to both that the situation cannot last forever. Now it’s up to you to decide how the story progresses.
The title really takes a hard look at both depression and isolation as the developers attempt to illustrate what people affected by mood disturbances truly experience. “We want to counteract the stigmatisation of those people,” they stated. “During the game you will see the world through the eyes of the main character. Many puzzles await to be solved and letters to be read. Painter’s journal gives us a detailed information about his mental state and thoughts. Inquisitives will be able to find additional hints bonding story together.”
Indygo features handmade graphics and music, which are, they claim, important elements that help add even more depth to the story. The room itself actually changes, depending on the mental state of your character, and how everything ends depends on the choices you make. Even the trivial ones will have consequence.
What are your thoughts? Will you be supporting the title?