little by little by little

by Emily Teng

Little By Little By Little is a slice of life video game encompassing a day in the life of an ordinary college student whose hyperfixation on local graffiti keeps them distracted from their rapidly declining mental health.

Your name is Charlie. You’re a depressed twenty-something year old just trying to do what all depressed twenty-something year olds are trying to do: stay on top of your work, have a good time with your friends before they graduate, not think about your absentee boyfriend, and obsess over the identity of the artist leaving sheep graffiti all over your neighborhood. And ​ hide the fact that it feels like you’re rotting from the inside out. But hey, one step at a time, right?

Little By Little By Little is a slice of life video game following a day in the life of an ordinary college student whose hyperfixation on local graffiti keeps them distracted from their rapidly declining mental health. The game touches upon depression and anxiety, drinking culture, self esteem, and complicated relationships — and how those struggles intersect with everyday life. It also explores the healing power of friendships and the importance of being vulnerable.

PLAY ONLINE HERE! Or, download for WINDOWS / MAC

Note: This version (published 5/26) is a Beta version — while this is the full game and can be played all the way through, I’m still developing a soundtrack and am planning on fixing a few programming bugs as well. Stay tuned for the finished game!