The 2D platformer Biphase is out now. The student-created game lets users play the role of someone who has bipolar disorder.
Biphase is a 2D platform jumping game with exploration and puzzles at its core. In the game, players try to discover and break through the self in an abstract red and black world.
Each level within the transforming world’s controllable platforms challenges players’ intelligence and patience. Use the left slider to move horizontally. Tap to jump and trigger mechanisms.
Supporting a good cause
Developed by a group of students, Biphase is part of a charity program that “aims to show the life dilemmas of some patients with bipolar disorder and to comprehend the patients who suffer this illness.”
Bipolar disorder (formerly called manic-depressive disorder or manic depression) is a mental illness that may cause unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and make patients hard to concentrate and carry out day-to-day tasks. The patient’s mood state is often compared to sitting on an emotional “seesaw” and they often feel unable to control and trust themselves.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) helped support the project. DBSA is an American organization that helps people fight against bipolar disorder. All the money collected in the game goes to DBSA.
Free to play
Biphase is free to play. It is available for Android via Google Play, iOS via the App Store, and PC via Steam. It comes from Seed Lab and Seasun Games.