Deepwell DTx announces winners for inaugural Mental Health Game Jam

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Deepwell Digital Therapeutics (DTx) today announced the winners of the first Mental Health Game Jam. Out of more than 100 games submitted, a panel of experts from both the games and medical industries selected three big winners. It also recognized several other games as best in their respective categores.

The grand prize winner is Inner Room, by developer Byebyesama. According to the developer description, the title depicts three days of lockdown as a person with depression: “When awake, our main character must complete the most mundane tasks — waking up, eating, showering and opening a window. In any typical game, these tasks would require just one click. Now you will need your whole keyboard to sort them out.” Byebyesama won a $25,000 prize for their efforts.

Inner Room is a game that simulates living in lockdown with depression.

The second place went to Bíotópico, by developer Everyday Lemonade. This title is a breathing game developed for the Playdate handheld system. The Breath that players “collect” in their breathing exercises can be used to create in-game trees. Everyday Lemonade won a $10,000 prize.

Third place went to Fumble, by developer ComfyDev. The game is a puzzle title, where the &ldquo...

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