Actual Sunlight is a short interactive story about love, depression and the corporation.
“I know what you’re thinking: Why keep getting up, day in and day out, even though your life is going nowhere?”
Notorious: Widely considered to be one of the bleakest and best-written experiences in indie gaming, Actual Sunlight challenges you to confront the life of Evan Winter: An overweight, lonely and severely depressed young professional.
Fear the words, not the reading: Presented almost entirely in text, a mixture of sharp observation and pitch black humor captures your interest from provocative beginning to shattering conclusion.
Prepare yourself: Actual Sunlight is a uniquely unforgettable adventure that will etch itself into you as one of the most difficult, haunting and beautiful experiences you have ever had as a gamer.
- Bug fixes
- iPhone X optimization
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This game prides itself on being a 100% accurate depiction of what it’s like to live with suicidal thoughts, particularly at the age that Evan is at, but I don’t quite get what the point is. I’m not sure who this game is supposed to be for. Maybe people will see this as educational, if they don’t immediately condemn it as being too depressing for their own comfort. At worst, I think this game could be incredibly triggering for anyone in this situation. Not that I’m saying that art isn’t allowed to be triggering, but I personally didn’t find too much to take away from the experience, either. At best, I found one tiny instance where I thought the game (i.e., Will) was actually trying to get a message across, or instill some hope within me, the player, but I guess that’s because I am under the age of 25 *hint hint*. I quite liked the little essays and commentaries that Evan writes himself in his head. I think they were the sole interesting aspect of the game, and very thoughtfully penned. The controls are god awful and I did encounter one glitch, but it wasn’t game breaking. I encourage anyone who is suffering from depression or suicidal thoughts, to avoid this game.
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- WZO Games Inc.
- 241.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
- © 2013 WZO Games Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.