Actual Sunlight is a short interactive story about love, depression and the corporation. The game puts you in the role of Evan Winter, a young professional in Toronto, as he moves through three distinct periods of his life. The story is linear, unavoidable and (hopefully) thought-provoking. You experience his perceptions, fall under the consequences of his decisions, and meet everyone who didn't change him. Gameplay is minimal, and serves only to move from one part of the (admittedly) text-heavy story to the next. The game fiercely attempts to be worth it.

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KaraokeDagger
KaraokeDagger Jul 29 2013, 9:47pm says:

Thanks, Butterblade!

To answer your question, an in-development version of the game was free to download for several months. Now that the game is finished, however, that version is no longer available.

Please consider supporting me, however, if you enjoyed that version! Thanks!

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Butterblade
Butterblade Jun 14 2013, 2:01pm says:

Isn't this game free on the internet?
I had it downloadied a while back from the official website, and it was free.
Anyway, this was frickin' outstanding.

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KaraokeDagger
KaraokeDagger Jun 4 2013, 3:44pm says:

Thanks for the comments thus far, guys!

Cyrax, the game is probably about an hour or so. Depends if you do everything and how fast a reader you are. I'd say take your time with it...!

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Brittle73
Brittle73 Jun 3 2013, 9:26pm says:

A definite life experience. Do it.

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cyrax88
cyrax88 Jun 3 2013, 5:46pm says:

How long is the game ?

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quillsaga
quillsaga Jun 3 2013, 11:00am says:

Tried the demo, seems pretty interested.

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gledson.a12
gledson.a12 Jun 2 2013, 11:28pm says:

I play the demo and the game was great and intriguing. I already vote your game to be greenlighted and I pretend to buy it as quicky as I can.

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VaragtP
VaragtP Jun 2 2013, 4:10am says:

The demo was super interesting! I will definitely buy and play this as soon as my backlog of games I am playing clears out :)

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foreverplays
foreverplays Jun 2 2013, 2:59am says:

the demo sucks ***

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foreverplays
foreverplays Jun 1 2013, 11:34pm says:

this game is quite nice i will try it. but not buy. i am gussesing when i done the demo i like it i will buy

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Actual Sunlight
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Released May 14, 2013
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When most people play a game, they get a few hours of entertainment out of it. They save the princess, or shoot the bad guys, or level up their warrior. What I got out of Actual Sunlight wasn't entertainment, or a thrill ride. Instead, I found a reason to live. This game is about the thoughts of a depressed and suicidal man. I've struggled with depression for years, and I've thought about taking my own life countless times. When I played this game, I saw a reflection of myself in the main character…

Jun 2 2013, 2:09am by EvaXephon

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