The Shadows come when you least expect them... create art and journal to help Ty, Maize, and Pax free their city of the villains and prevail...
"Really Eye Opening. This game has a pretty unique story in which you go to fill a dark, gray world with talent and color once again with your own masterpieces. The writing in the black journal gives you a place to quickly reflect on all sorts of different types of personal feelings, all in your pocket or bag. I enjoy my time with this app, and I hope to find more like it!" – Player testimonial
"A wonderful app! There is something so therapeutic to me about being ‘creatively destructive’ and this is a perfect outlet for that!” – Player testimonial
"I love this game, I like writing a diary and this is such a fun way of doing it. The questions are really helpful." – Player testimonial
More than 10 awards and nominations including Edison’s New Product Innovation, Serious Play Gold Medal, and the Global Mobile Award for Enhancing Kid’s Lives.
Join Tyler and his friends on a quest to free their city of Shadow - who's arriving in town with no intention of letting the light back in.
Along the way, you'll discover art, writing, and relaxation exercises are the way to build your strength to confront Shadow and deal with the stuff he throws your way.
- Story-driven casual and creativity game.
- Writing prompts based on narrative therapy and positive psychology.
- Collect colors, stickers, stencils, and player titles to build power.
- Help Ty, the angry one, Maize, who's got an artistic block, and Pax who sees no problem in anything to overcome their Shadow.
- Get support from Phoenix, the wise pigeon along the way with exercises to relax and destress.
- Easy to learn.
- In-game art exchange "Shadowgram"
- Discord community
Shadow's Edge is an ad-free game with no in-app purchases.
A project developed by The Digging Deep Project, an award-winning small nonprofit with a mission to create mental health tools that are based on expression, psychology and gaming.
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Bobby the art cat has arrived in town
Writing and art gives you additional confrontation powers
Ratings and Reviews
This game is great!
I've been struggling with depression for the past three years, and this app has been really uplifting for me during rough times. It is very soothing, where you can write in your journal, and it gives you entries. It has hidden messages and advice to help you. And you can be creative with graffiti and have a whole digital world to yourself! You can even post messages with a picture of your graffiti, and share with other players your thoughts, or anything you feel like sharing. Since you are sort of saving the world through making it bright and colorful again with graffiti and finding journal pages, it gives you a sense of accomplishment for going through your feelings and being creative. Because of this, it gives you healthy ways of dealing with your feelings. I highly recommend it for any age, adults, teens, and even children who are struggling with anything mentally, even if you are just angry or sad and need a healthy outlet. Even if you aren't a writer or artistic this app is still very enjoyable and usable for you.
Developer Response ,
Dear CarNERD1970 - thank you so much for this kind review! We are so glad our game has been able to support you in making it through rough times and really appreciate you taking the time to review the game. We are releasing new art collaboration features this week and are working on additional journaling prompts. Please sign-up for future playtests with us at feedback@shadowsedge - we would love to work with you and your experience on how to make it through rough times so we can support more people! Thank you again & all the best in the mean time!
Mental health app review
I’m part of a team that rates and reviews mental health apps and this is one of the top gamified health apps I’ve ever seen. It’s so good that I decided to write this review as it allows me to be more personal. This app is highly engaging, allows personalization and creativity all while combatting mental health.
It reduces the stigma that most teens face when taking measures for mental health help due to its ‘cool’ content. I also especially like it’s skateboarder/graffiti underground vibe given that most kids turn to that lifestyle(deviancy) when feeling unaccepted by society and family. Pure Genius. Therefore I encourage parents of children who are or may be heading towards that path to take this game into consideration.
While this game would have been ranked very highly on our site due to its content and experience of development team, Digging Deeper lacks publicity of Shadow Edges’ research. You state in many areas the findings of your research and development however there is no published research papers displayed anywhere (even after thorough research). Please publish such research and display it public for a more comprehensive score.
5/5 on here because the App Store isn’t meant for research ratings or scores.
Developer Response ,
Dear jmentalhealth, thank you so much for your kind review! The team is super happy to hear this! We are receiving the formal outcome from a one year clinical trial at Lurie Children's Hospital this month (November 2020) and this will be published at several conferences next year. We will also publish our in-house research in the coming months. Please drop us a note at email@example.com if you are interested so we can send you the reports. Thank you again & warm regards! Kevyn Eva for the Shadow's Edge Team
I love how helpful this is. I’m 22 almost 23...
I love this app. There isn’t one out there like this. I would love an iMessage stickers with this. It could help promote others to this app. I love how this is totally free and doesn’t have ads (please don’t add ads to this). Maybe a fun idea would to be able to pay for some of the art and pages you’ve worked on. I think if that was ever in talks I would make it $1 for those who want to see/show off their artwork and I would love to see this on the Nintendo Switch and buy it for $5 and I think that could be a fun cool unique idea. Keep up the great work and I hope this has more stories coming soon.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for this amazing review of Shadow's Edge. We love your idea for an iMessage sticker. Please check in with us about that via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our project is a non-profit and therefore have chosen to take transactions out of the equation. While it is a great idea, it does come with a lot of development to implement a trading and payment system. But we will put the suggestion on our wishlist because you never know, we can think about it again in our future roadmap.
Happy playing and please get in touch with us.
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- 592 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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