Remember, sadness is always temporary. This, too, shall also pass.
- Chuck T. Falcon.
I don’t understand depression. Admittedly, there are quite a few things that I don’t understand, but depression is something that I have tried to get my head around many, many times. Despite my cynicism and mock-pessimism, I’m a very happy guy, not a lot of things get me down, and when they do, I’m never down for long. Depression, then, is something which is as foreign to me as the slums of Delhi or paedophilia. I find it extremely difficult to understand how someone can so easily fall into despair for no apparent reason. I usually (and wrongly so) look at it as a form of attention-seeking.
It was with this kind of ignorance that I ventured into the bleak world of Elude, a game by Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab explicitly intended to raise awareness of what depression is like.