Betwixt–The Mental Health Game 17+

Epic journey of self-discovery

Mind Monsters Games

    • 4.9 • 348 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Meet Betwixt, the fantasy text-based game designed to help you master your thoughts and emotions, improve your mental health, relieve stress and anxiety, and find clarity, confidence and calm.

"Captivating. Betwixt is a new direction in mental health."
- ​Ben Marshall, ex UK government health adviser

Betwixt combines play, storytelling and sound to guide you on an epic journey deep into the recesses of your own mind, making self-care feel like an adventure, rather than a chore.

You can think of it as gamified therapy, a relaxing game for stress or an interactive mood journal, but none of these fully capture the immersive self-exploration experience of Betwixt.

Travel through the dreamlike world of the In-Between, solve its secrets and unravel the mysteries of your mind.

Betwixt’s enchanting story has been designed to empower you to delve into the depths of your psyche and discover the magic of truly, deeply understanding who you are. The greatest journey really is the journey in.

Our calming, de-stressing mental health game combines psychology and play for a crafted, immersive experience that’s personal and unique to you. Follow the story to explore your mind, awaken your imagination and reconnect with your wisest self. For neurodivergent users, such as those with ADHD, Betwixt offers a creative and engaging approach that removes distractions and improves focus without resulting in digital addiction.

Betwixt draws on decades of scientific research and therapy practice, including emotion regulation studies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness based approaches, journaling and others. Together, these methods work to relieve stress, anxiety and depression, improve your mental health and wellbeing, and help you to develop greater self-awareness, perception, self-compassion, emotional literacy, self esteem, mental strength and resilience.

• blends psychology, story, sound and play
• choose-your-own-path gameplay
• unique dreamlike world with soothing and immersive ambient soundscapes
• 11 dreams that unlock different psychological powers
• engaged online community

We believe that mental health resources should be available to all.
• Access three free chapters
• If you cannot afford to pay, we’ll gift you free access to the entire program
• Support our mission and unlock the full journey for a one-off fee (no subscriptions) from $19.95 (£15.49).

What’s New

Version 4.7.2

UI tweak

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
348 Ratings

348 Ratings

Mgamer2309 ,

Profound. Moving. Inspiring.

Wow. I have been in the darkest place ever. I felt trapped. I didn’t know how to move forward. This app, this game, it’s forced me to reflect on my self limiting beliefs and stories, in a safe space. I just love it so much. I am enjoying delving into myself. I am learning things. I consider myself quite a reflective person anyway, but this game/app has made me realise things that were buried deep within. Patterns and thoughts that I otherwise hadn’t linked together.
I’m a very spiritual person and I also love gaming, so I feel like this is so perfect for me, but I genuinely believe everyone can benefit from this. It’s not just a game or an app, it’s an experience, a therapeutic experience.
I am so grateful to have been gifted a membership to continue playing, how very rare for something like this to be accessible for low income people such as myself. One day when I’m in a better position I will pay that kindness forward.
If you’re playing, or considering trying this, stick with it! It’s hard. It’s difficult to face your darkest thoughts and feelings. It’s worth it though. You’re worth it.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We’re so thrilled to have helped!! 🩶

EJR1029380 ,

Creative and powerful

As a videogame researcher working on a project that explores the therapeutic potential of digital play for young people who have experienced childhood trauma, I have spent a lot of time surveying and cataloguing ‘mental health apps’. ‘Betwixt’ is the first one I’ve felt compelled to review. More so than any other app in my database, Betwixt successfully creates a ‘brave space’ (cf a safe space) in which the user can be emotionally vulnerable and intellectually honest. This is achieved through the creation of a sustained fictional world and the effective use of the aesthetic affordances of smart phones. The overarching fiction integrates the features common to most apps in the space (journal, inspirational quotes, chat bot, meditation library) in a way that actually feels wholistic and consistent. Unlike other apps that feel ‘instrumentalised’ or ‘medicalised’ beyond the point that they can be considered a playful experience, Betwixt does not sacrifice form for function. The writing is excellent, the soundscapes are beautiful, and the interface is simple but beautifully designed.

Beetleboyloocss ,

Such a beautiful interactive healing game

I am a trans autistic person who finds it difficult to talk to people about my emotions, experiences and feelings in life. I got recommended this game from someone special in my life, he said it helped him find himself and learn new things about how he deals with certain situations, how he thinks etc.. and it might help me ! So I tried it… and wow ! I’ve never enjoyed or engaged in a mobile game so much as I have with Betwixed. It’s way of allowing you to create your own realm and allowing you to open up at your own pace is so refreshing. I just unlocked the rest of the stories within the game and I am so excited to continue my story :) if you struggle to communicate, are confused with yourself and your emotions, please try this. I am so thankful to the person that recommended it . 🩵

App Privacy

The developer, Mind Monsters Games, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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