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The Beginner's Guide: A game about depression and anxiety


The Beginner's Guide is a narrative video game by Davey Wreden, also known as the creator of The Stanley Parable. TSP was praised for being an incredibly experimental and though-provoking game by critics. Back to the The Beginner's Guide, however. It lasts about an hour and a half and what makes it so interesting is that it has absolutely zero objectives or goals. Instead it tells us the story of a person struggling to deal with something they do not understand.

The game was released the 1st of October and has managed to render even the loudest LP-ers (i.e. jacksepticeye) speechless.

[Announcement Trailer]


[A full playthrough]
I decided to add this in for anyone who can't buy it right now but would still like to have a look! Though, I do recommend buying it if you're interested. And if so, I think it's best to start the game without any spoilers but that's completely up to you. I should also mention that it can be very hard-hitting for some people.

I picked this LP in particular because he, MrKravin, does a full and clean playthrough of it and gives his thoughts throughout the game and also addresses his own personal struggles at the end. You can tell that the game really calls up a lot of feelings for whoever plays it.




Source @ Steam, Source 2

this is my first post here and it is of a game that came out 16 days ago. yikes. i'm sorry if i did something wrong or if this is too late. ): but i can explain the tardiness!! i actually hadn't heard of the game til a friend told me about it like a week back. so i played it 2 days ago and i haven't had a game get emotions like these out of me in ages. it brought me way back. i thought i'd share it here because it's definitely an experience like no other. and this seems like the perfect opportunity for the next;

so, ONTD, how have you been?
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