A game on the experience of dealing with Schizophrenia.
This game contains representations of schizophrenia and psychosis. Some may find these depictions disturbing, especially those who, themselves, may have had similar experiences.
If you think you are experiencing any mental health issues or the depictions in this game feels relatable to you, contact your physician immediately, for a medical assessment.
About the Game:
Split Mind is a first-person narrative game about the experience of living with schizophrenia, and is a small portrait of actual personal experiences. You play as a person with schizophrenia, going through a psychotic episode, over the course 4 days. Each day you will have to go through a series of everyday tasks, which progressively become more difficult to complete as the psychosis develops and starts to disrupt your grasp on reality.
The game has been designed in collaboration with my wife, Mette Nonboe Carlsen, who herself has struggled with Paranoid Schizophrenia. Her experiences, together with extensive research and interviews with others with lived experiences, has assisted in the depictions in this game.
Joakim Nonboe Carlsen - Game Design, Narrative and Art (check out my portfolio here)
Mette Nonboe Carlsen - Narrative & Subject Matter Expert
Patrick Svaneberg Vejen - Music Composer
I (Joakim) have plans to update the game in the future, when I can find the time for it! These updates will include improved graphics (and more graphical content), UX, sound and more! So keep posted. There are no plans at the moment, to alter the overall experience or message of the game, so you will still get the intended experience in the state, which the game is in now. There are mostly plans for aesthetic changes.
If you would like to find out more about schizophrenia, psychosis or mental health difficulties visit: CheckPointOrg.com and SANE.org