Depression Quest comes to Steam Greenlight

Interactive fiction game Depression Quest has returned to Steam Greenlight.

While the game can be played for free on its official web site, the developers (Ze Quinn, Patrick Lindsey, and Isaac Shankler) are hoping to put it on Steam Greenlight for additional exposure. Its Steam release would be free as well.

First released on Valentine's Day 2013, Depression Quest is described thusly:

"Depression Quest is an award-winning interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression. You are given a series of everyday life events and have to attempt to manage your illness, relationships, job, and possible treatment. This game aims to show other sufferers of depression that they are not alone in their feelings, and to illustrate to people who may not understand the illness the depths of what it can do to people."

Depression Quest was put on Steam Greenlight before, but was taken down when one of the developers recieved death and rape threats. Even if the game doesn't get green lit, hopefully this time Steam users will be more civil. Too few games touch on important issues, much less say anything about them.