A game about a depressive episode, created in an attempt to get rid of said depressive episode.

It’s been years since—and the trick seems to have worked—but I was reminded to re-release it.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(30 total ratings)
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withUnity
Tagsartgame, Experimental, Minimalist, Short, Singleplayer


Fatigue.zip 13 MB
Fatigue.app 22 MB
Fatigue.x86 21 MB

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Not me playing this and realizing those phases where I have no motivation, no energy and I am just miserable all the time and I feel completely and utterly worthless and constantly tired for no apparent reason is...

✨ D   E   P   R   E   S   S   I   O   N  ✨

Great game, will recommend to friends. 

 don't worry about me, the reason I've made it until now is because I have a great support network that stops me from sinking into the abyss completely.

Are you ok? I have to say the way you worte don't worry about me is pretty disturbing

When you write don't worry so people won't worry, but they do anyway

I'm serious about doing well. Plus, when I wrote the review I was unemployed and handling that kinda poorly, feeling pretty much the emotions you can experience in Fatigue. Realizing why I was feeling so miserable helped me to snap out of it (and as said, I have a very strong support network, where I can be completely emotionally open and I had very strong faith that things would work out). I have a job now and am doing much better, thanks. :)


Last year i feeled the same when i had to return to my parents house because of lockdown less without searching a job and now an year after i think i'm here again plus searching a job. I escaped from this last time also by creating but the more project i have finished and the less time i'm feeling good (but i will still continue i think it's really important !) but now i think i'm gonna try learning about unity i want about something in the hope of escaping the fatigue and maybe i will help others to feel less alone like your game did with me ! Your work is really interesting and some weeks ago when i discovered Storykeeper i wanted to talk about in one of my project (sorry for the big text but i really wanted to tell your work resonate with me)

Yeah,feeling the same.

I'm a year late as I didn't notice your message until now. Still, I really wanted to say that I hope you're doing well these days. How's your project?

i feel u ;-;

so how do i make the game inside the game?

Is there any way to finish the drawing?


By exiting this state of mind, perhaps


really encouraged by this :) didn't know i needed this game but glad i had the fortune of finding it by chance!


I got inspiration from this thank you


hey i'm struggling to beat the game have any hints other than keep trying?


I sure do wish it was possible to beat depression


ok that actually got a chuckle out of me, i assume that there is no other ending to this game than running out of hp.

After I downloaded the Windows version and click on the exe file, this error shows up:

How should I fix this?

Ah, sorry about that. I've replaced the file so it should have the Data folder now, please let me know if there are any further issues!

Wow, thank you for the fast reply :)

This game portrays  where I am right now, down to the drawing and watching youtube at night. Well, I don't know if I'm depressed exactly, but I'm spinning my wheels, unmotivated. I figure I'll land a good job eventually if I keep looking, but who knows when that'll be? It's nice to feel less alone in that. Thanks.

I sincerely wish you all the best. It's hard not knowing how to get out of that mental state. Could be getting the job, but it could be something else, too. I hope you can find it soon. Good luck with your drawing, art always helps.


Thank you for releasing this. The "Bottom Line:" is something that I need to keep working at in my own life, but it's nice to see creativity combat depression in a way that we (your players) can connect with.