Are you or a loved one suffering from the madness of depression? Developer GTLime wants to help with his upcoming game Please Knock on My Door.

The game is a social commentary on the daily struggles of living with depression with the player tasked with helping the avatar go through the motions of things such as work, eating, sleeping and daily chores. Mood plays a big part in gameplay as certain events will only happen based on said mood and other events will open up depending on how the player interacts with the character’s dreams. If the character is having a bad day, players may have to deal with destructive behaviors and even his big time arachnophobia.

“I designed the game for people who know someone suffering from depression, but might not fully understand what their friend or loved one is going through,” said Michael Levall, also known as GTLime. “Please Knock on My Door aims to underline the importance of being present and approachable to someone suffering from depression. The name itself comes from the deep need for someone else to come in and break your dark cycle of depression, the first step to getting better is often to find someone to talk to and confide in. My hope is that doing this through a digital medium will help people explore what can otherwise be a very tough subject matter to talk about.”

As a person who suffers from massive depression, this rings home for me. I know how hard it is to crawl out of bed, to do daily things like feed the dogs and how painful it is to work. I want to see how close to the real thing GTLime makes PKoMD. I hope it helps bring to light the pain and suffering of what people like me face day-to-day.

Please Knock on My Door will hit PCs for Steam in early 2015. Here’s hoping everyone gives it a try and more sympathy is given instead of the usual “Get over it” we normally hear.

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A book titled, “Beautiful Lego 2: Dark” (ed. Mark Doyle) is set to be released next month. This collection will cover “dark” scenes such as zombies and asylums. Check out a few below:

Dan Parker, Cavities

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Mihai Marius Mihu, Heresy

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Bart De Dobbelaer, Hatchery

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Gilcélio de Souza Chagas, Old Electric Chair

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Nicolaas Vás, Entomophobics

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Luke Hutchinson, Mystic Manor

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Carl Merriam, The Madness from the Sea

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Jimmy Fortel, Scary Bear

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Chris Edwards, Fighting for Life

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Sergio Rojas Téllez, Marat Assassiné

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Here’s a collection of geeky pumpkins. They range from simple to incredibly complex designs! Scroll to the end for some stencils provided by Think Geek and fans.

Death Star:

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Hogwarts:

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R2D2

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TriForce

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Iron Man

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Predator

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Diablo II

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Cthulhu

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Pi

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Game of Thrones

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Kirby

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Me Gusta

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Sauron

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Batman and Joker

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Mario

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Emperor Palpatine

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Transformers

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If interested, The Pumpkin Geek does very elaborate carvings. And for some stencils, check out Think Geek.