Actual Sunlight, a game about depression, goes 3D with open beta

Having a good day? Turn that smile upside-down in a hurry with Actual Sunlight, a game about love and depression, which is now available in an open beta, 3D form for Windows, Mac and Linux. The game, which was originally built in 2D using RPG Maker VX ACE, is a potentially disturbing tale that follows the life of would-be writer Evan Winter as he tries to navigate life.

A warning on the game's download page reads, "[Actual Sunlight] deals with extremely mature themes, including depression and thoughts of suicide. Similar to other forms of art that tackle these issues, Actual Sunlight can be an extremely powerful emotional experience – before downloading it, please first consider what your reaction to a book, film or piece of music in a similar vein might be."

Seriously, and we can't stress this enough, the game is dark. If you should download the game and expect to have an intense reaction, feel free to take note of the numbers and information located at the International Suicide Prevention Wiki.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.