Get ready for a look into the human psyche like you’ve never seen before. What Happened is the new first-person perspective game, designed to provide insight into the minds of people with mental health problems. That said, your trigger warning is now in effect.
A Truly Psychological Thriller
What Happened focuses on a young high school student, named Stiles. Stiles suffers from both anxiety and depression, with the game largely taking place inside his mind. As you’d expect, the game has a psychedelic feeling. Reality is distorted within the protagonist’s mind, creating a world where nightmares and memories collide.
This psychological thriller aims to illustrate just how fragile the human psyche can be, with gameplay being affected by the amount of empathy players show for the character. The truly fascinating part about this game is its setting. The human mind is a fascinating thing. Trying to capture its essence and create an interactive world is nothing short of daunting. Gameplay ends up turning Stiles’ brain into an interactive puzzler.
Intriguing Origins for What Happened
The story behind how this game came to be is nearly as fascinating as the concept itself. In a short statement that developers mentioned how news stories inspired them to create this unique story. The focus on mental health, human motivations, and empathy is fresh and dynamic.
What Happened is definitely a special kind of game. It is not often that a game focuses on the difficulties that arise from mental health issues. It will be interesting to see if this game veers in the direction of Senua’s Saga or ventures into entirely new territory. It is coming out on PC this month and will be released on consoles at a later date. Check out What Happened and prepare yourselves for a fresh take on the inner workings of the human mind.