Anxiety Attacks is a deeply uncomfortable and unsettling first person game that lets you experience first hand the intense fear and choking claustrophobia of an anxiety attack.
Your simple sounding task is to explore the forest and collect the glowing orbs. This, however is made rather difficult and extremely unpleasant due to the constant fear of panic attacks. You can use Q and E to help control your breathing, but sooner or later a panic attack will strike. When this happens your breathing gets sharp and shallow, darkness encroaches on your peripheral vision and (if you’ve turned the feature on) a wide range of negative feelings and emotions will fly out the screen at you.
Anxiety Attacks can look very pretty at times as you stroll through the beautifully rendered forest, but it’s certainly not a ‘fun’ experience – and deliberately so. It’s a unique, short and very intense experience that doesn’t just show players an anxiety attack, it allows them to feel it. Powerful and impacting stuff.
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Look, Q/E – Control Breathing
Available On: Windows Only
TRIGGER WARNING: Do not play this if you are prone to depression or anxiety attacks.