Stilstand Touches on Mental Health Themes, Due to Launch This Month

The game is based on Ida Hartmann's hand-drawn comics and personal writings.

A stylistic looking game called Stilstand has been announced today and is due to be launching this month on PC and mobile devices. The game looks to touch on mental health themes and has hand-drawn elements.

Developed by Niila Games, Stilstand is based on Ida Hartmann’s hand-drawn comics and personal writings. The game deals with the concept of loneliness when your world is falling apart and trying to find yourself. It’s said to be a darkly comedic interactive graphic novel that follows a woman struggling with anxiety and loneliness while in Copenhagen. To help her, a shadow monster lives in her apartment. The protagonist also searches for love and adventure through the use of text messages and social media.

Players can expect to experience a story about high expectations and fragile emotional life that many young people struggle with. And it seems to show real-life observations through weird and mystical moments. Apparently players can flip through the pages and interact with said pages with mini-games. A trailer showing the comedic nature of the gameplay and serious tones is above.

The gameplay appears to be rather simplistic and fun which also looks like it’s a good fit for mobile devices. However, it’s also due to be heading to PC on Steam. The art-style is certainly interesting and dark.

Stilstand will launch on August 27 for PC, iOS, and Android.

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