a short game about saying goodbye

game and art by jem j. sarmiento / artsybarrels

music by david valachovic / adenflorian


content warning: depression, suicide

sorry for the inconsistent art... i did an all-nighter and tried to finish all of the art in one WHOOSH because i got too excited.

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This game was what I needed to stay alive tonight. Thank you.

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//TW it's scary how much i relate to this,, this is v accurate to my experience last year. i think it's hard to think about but also really important for us to understand depression and ideation in order to make it less taboo and make it more comfortable for everyone to reach out. amazing game,, i loved it

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Such a good game! Really well made and lovely art work. It really gave me the feels. 


This is a really well written game.  Very sad and difficult to grapple with.  I think you're onto something here.  Keep working at it and you might have a story that might change many lives for the better, preferably without the loss of lives.

This game is good, and i'm depressed.(i made an account because of this.)

i am from the philippines and it seems the creator too,(i guess)

I have a depression since i was 6 years old, i am so depressed and tired of my life.

Keep talking to myself saying "Why do i exist? do i need to live? i'm nothing, i'm useless, i'm helpless, i'm a mistaken child, i don't deserve a family. I just want to die while smiling, my heart hurts so bad every night i cry ti'll my eyes hurt. But this is fine, i want to be tortured." Sometimes i  laugh insanely and hurt myself badly, i'm so tired so i promised myself when 3 strike, i kill myself. There's 2 strikes and my end is coming near, i keep giving up because of bully. They judge me for who i am, but they only became my friend because i'm funny. I have a one best friend, who only truly understands me, i am addicted to online games because people who's on online games understands me too like my best friend. I have a one classmate who likes to ruin everything to my life, and i always smile even it hurts. This is true, "The nicest person gets hurt a lot the most." When i was 8 i point a  knife into my neck, but my family came so it didn't happen. If i didn't kill myself and i turned 18, i'll start killing people. I'm just wasting my life, promise aren't meant to be broken, so i did the 3 strike. I always sing when i'm alone because they hate when i sing, but sing well. But they do not like me so they don't like anything to me, my parents only cares about my grades. So i don't tell anything about my exams or anything, because when they see it, they're dissapointed and probably ground me. My family keep saying to me "Your nothing but a naive child!" "Your so stupid!" "You don't know nothing in the world!" "your so lazy!" my sister agrees too..."youre so annoying" "i won't ever love you" "buy your own!" "faster! i don't have much time!" "ahaha your ugly ____." i have many more problems in this world, can't fight my depression. "I'm not perfect, they want me to be perfect."
Sadness is always on me

Knifes always in my body

Words In my body

People hate me

i just want to die.

Please don't kill yourself. You never know, something good might be waiting for you in the future. Have you seen a doctor/therapist? I think getting professional help would be good for you.

I didn't get any Doctor/therapist, i'm only 11.. but i think like a mature person.

You can try this service: https://www.7cups.com

But I recommend going to a licensed therapist and talking about this with your parents. If you are unable to talk about this with your parents please go to your local counselor (if you have a school counselor you could try that) or contacting a crisis center. You may refer to this link if ever you feel suicidal again: https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/

You need to take steps to get better. It's ultimately your choice. Please take care of yourself.

I don't want anyone in real life to know this... i'm scared...  if my parents knew about this i don't think they'll get worried.. they'll..... ..... ......

You need someone to talk to about this. Preferably a professional.

I suggest checking this link out: http://www.silakbo.ph/help/

I hope you get help soon. Sorry if I can't personally help you...


s/u/i/c/i/d/e is really high here in the philippines, you didnt get that wrong :((

it's something that i've been going through too, d/e/p/r/e/s/s/i/o/n and what-not

but the possibility of different endings is inevitable, thank you for making this game

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This game is probably a real "just @ me next time" to a lot of us, myself included; and the flow of it is hauntingly accurate. Truthfully I had myself a good cry while going through the different story paths. It was pretty refreshing to become so immersed.  Glad to see someone speaking on this topic on the gaming scene and I very much thank you for that. :) Keep up the great work I'll definitely be looking forward to seeing what else you put out here.

Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked the game.


This hit me hard. Thank you a lot for creating this game.

its extremely short but its still made me cry xD


thank you for making this.. lately I've been having those thoughts and its been really bad, but this helped me out. thank you

I'm glad it helped you out ;u;


I honestly have no words! this is an amazing and inspiring game!

Thank you very much! 😊


This Is The Best Thing Ive Played This Game Resembles Me Actually Thank You Author For Giving Me Inspiration And Stuff This Stuff Is Deep As Hell Oh Btw Filipino Din Ako Hahahahahhahah Hello Po

I'm glad it gave you inspiration :)

Kaya mo yan!


This is such a deep message and you did amazingly with how you presented it just a quick tip maybe in the description or something a suicide hotline just in case because this is a  way too spread awareness 


This game was really special. Super powerful message. I loved it :)

Thank you so much for playing my game! I'm glad you like it :)


Really like the game; and interesting way to make a game talking about these kind of themes


This was  great game to play, the feels really Hit me like a Train..... I'll just leave


Thank you so much for this game, I really liked it, and now I'm crying


this was a touching game


wow im really touched....thank you


This game is so powerful, it left me in tears. As a person who has suffered with suicide, and who knows others who have lost the fight, it is very accurate. Thank you so much for bringing awareness to suicide and depression and mental health.


its a game worth the time it shows that its hard to live with things where you just want to do the same but its helping a bit seeing what would be lost after that, i even well thought about doing it but i cant bring myself to it what is good cause i know what i would throw away who would be sad if i go and overall what a mess it would be for anyone to go through. this game shows it a bit thank you for this game

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wow you think you're so funny don't you? you should be shamed of youself.


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This game...is amazing it made me think about life how if I died how would my friends and family feel. It helps people who are thinking about taking their life.  Keep up the great work. (This the first game to make me cry. ;-;)

Thank you ;u;


This game immediately spoke to me, not only because of the situation, but also because of the Filipino culture. goodbye was so real and accurate, and I truly believe this will help people realize they are not alone. Thank you.


wow it is a BEST!

Thank you :D


really, really amazing. well ,its depressing, but still, really good job with the art and the song! the "inconsistent art" helped to make the game's mood, so dont worry about it (i like this art style haha) well, again, good job!

Thank you!! 😊

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First,  thank  you for make such a beatifull game about... u know about suicide, Its very sesensitive Topic but anyway thanks, it must have taken you a long time to make this. I'm not lying I was in deep depression... but I think I'm stil depressed... lmao ... your game opened my eyes ... naturally first I get ,,The worst ending '' , I didn't  clean my room and my body , I ling to ,,my moom , and I wrote messeng to my 4 Bf , I think this is the worst but anyway you opened my eyes ... i have nothing to lose, and no one loves me (...) again l-m-a-o,  but (third time) anyway...

 sey your game is quite good, so don't kill your self,  just make more for people like me or for people who DON'T want to kill her selfs ... anyway 







I'm glad you like my game but please don't say goodbye!


amazing story! short but full of feels.

Thank you for playing my game :)


this story is amazing...I just speaks to me...I can relate to this kind of..It just makes me think of all the amazing things i have in my life....And im thankful for that... :)

I'm glad you like it :)


Nice adding the visual to this mini VN :)


A short game but, it drives the message home hard. I feel that everyone is struggling some more than, others hop;e this can help some people know they aren't alone in that fight.

Thank you so much for playing my game!


Hi there, I first want to say sorry. I'm sorry that you felt that alone in the world and that helpless, but I'm glad that in the end you overcame it and decided to share your story through this beautiful game.

The art used throughout the game is great and very well drawn. The song used throughout the game, while a slight bit repetitive, is quite fitting for the subject matter. 

I'm so used to writing very critical reviews here, I try to break everything down and be as detailed as I can...but in this case I find it very difficult. This is such a personal and highly emotional story, each person is going to relate to it in a different way, and if they haven't gone through something similar I'm confident that you've conveyed the feelings and thought processes of someone going through such an ordeal extremely well. 

So thank you for being brave enough to share your story with the world, it's not something a lot of people would be willing to do.

I hope you don't mind but I made a "let's play" of your game over on my channel.

Cheers and best wishes to you,



Thank you so much for playing the game and for your nice comments. I'm glad you got something out of it. I really hope that this game would help other people to know that they're not alone and that there's hope for them.


Es un buen juego, y de verdad se los agradezco, es bastante bueno. 

Thank you so much for playing my game! I really appreciate it :')

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I'm glad I could have her talk to her mother and stop it. Otherwise I couldn't smile back.
Life is hard, I know, especially when you don't feel like it's worth it.

However, I gave it 4 stars for not changing the song when the girl is honest about what she was about to do.
The art was awesome but surely rushed near the end (final message).

Good job.


Hello, I (even though fairly young) maybe take the theme of suicide and depression a little to seriuosly. But, I respect those willing to make games about such topics as it is very difficult to convey feelings through game and especially such themes such as suicide and depression. I want to say that this game did something that very few are able to do ( in such a short period of time). I honestly feel that this game is very well done and only wish the best for you in the future! 

Thank you so much for playing my game :)

I'm glad that you like it. I really like how you handled the playthrough.


This game is the full package. Not enough words can express how deep this message is and how you can prevent suicide. people are always there to listen. Great Game

Thank you so much for playing my game! I'm glad you liked it :)


this hit me so hard especially with the ending that i chose wOoh

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