Shadow's Edge 12+

Art, journaling, Shadow fights

Resonance House, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 33 Ratings
    • Free



Complete mini games, journaling and art missions to help the guardians of Shadow's Edge win their city back. Game based on narrative therapy to help you work thru things.

Life can get challenging at times… But what if taking care of our emotional wellness could be fun like a video game?

Vent it all out in your own private journal, unlock yourself through art and writing, and join a supportive and creative in-game community where we support each other through the tough times. And not only do you get to level up your self-care game, but Shadow’s Edge is the only emotional wellness game where you can defeat your personal shadows in epic battles!

"A really creative way of having me journal. Been wanting to journal this year and love visual arts and doodling in general. This game is a must for adventure lovers and casual artists" – Vanessa T.

- 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.
- Get support from Phoenix, the wise pigeon along the way with exercises to relax and destress.
- Learn different art techniques from Bobby the cat!
- 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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What’s New

Version 2.0.2

Music in the first Shadow battle

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

CarNERD1970 ,

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!

jmentalhealth ,

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 if you are interested so we can send you the reports. Thank you again & warm regards! Kevyn Eva for the Shadow's Edge Team

KrazyKhol20 ,

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 ,

Hi KrazyKhol20,
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
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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