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Adventures With Anxiety (2019) is a mini-adventure where you play, as a red dog who is the inner protective voice of a young person. Your role is to guard them against danger, although as you do you cause them anxiety in different ways.

You can play it right in any web browser on any device. It follows the narrative of the young person as they navigate a day at school, parties and other social settings. Play is light touch as you choose different ways to interact with them. These interactions come in the form of battles where you try and wear them down enough to "win" the round.

Each chapter has two different endings based on your choices and calls back to themes you have highlighted as the narrative develops. It's a simple experience that shares what it's like to suffer from anxiety as well as some of the games we play in our heads.

It's an unusual way to engage in the topic of anxiety for older teenagers, and creates a context for nuanced self-reflection and conversations on the topic. The developer created some additional resources to support the game as well.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Adventures With Anxiety 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 years ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative game with Adventure and Communication elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take around half an hour to complete.


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Content Rating

We haven’t documented this game’s content rating.

Not yet rated officially. Parents should note that the developer says the game includes "alcohol abuse, sexuality and a lot of swearing". This is always in context to further a realistic understanding of mental health.

At the end of the game, your choices are used to then reflect on these issues with some practical advice and options for action suggested.

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Our Game Pathways reveal how 26-year-olds play this game:


You can only play this on older systems (Web Browser) but can usually find it second hand on eBay.

Adventures With Anxiety

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This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/12/2019

Price: Free

Out Now: Web

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative (Adventure and Communication)

Accessibility: 23 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Text

Developer: Ncasenmare (@Ncasenmare)

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