A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Made for #selfcarejam

New update with last (hopefully) bug fixes online! Thank you for your patience :)

Losing Control is a game about the importance of negative emotions.
I wanted to create this game as a reminder to myself that feeling bad isn't necessarily a bad thing, that those feelings have importance and that they aren't permanent.

Point & click to move and interact

A game created by @lisajanssens with programming help by Stef Colruyt and others.
Sound courtesy of my noisy laptop fan and me blowing into a mic, with some mixing help by @koenaad.


Losing Control - Windows.zip 16 MB
Losing Control - Mac OS.zip 19 MB
Losing Control - Linux.zip 19 MB


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Thank you, so much, for this. Still helps me. :) 


This is a beautiful game. I'm currently going through this exact process and it felt amazing to know someone out there feels the same way and went through the same growth. Thank you so much for creating this game. 


A beautiful and thought provoking game.

I wrote more about it in my blog: http://pajamagaming.blogspot.com/2017/02/losing-control-pc.html


What a wonderfully mindful game. <3

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This is a very beautiful game, I can't completely understand some of these feelings as I haven't experienced all of them but, it's beautiful nonetheless. You turned your feelings into something amazing and conveyed them so well. Thank you for making such a great game.

Thank you so much for playing and for the kind words, it means a lot! <3

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Thank you for the beautiful experience ^.^ I have felt these feelings & this game really made me think about the choices I have made in my life! No small feat for a 12 min game. A small emotional story with a huge impact elegantly portrayed. Great job ^.^


Thank you so so much for playing and for showcasing my game on your youtube channel! It honestly means a lot <3
I'm glad this game could mean something to you. I think it's important to talk about subjects such as sadness, loneliness and anger because they're often portrayed as 'the absolute worst thing', but they do have their importance. I hope you can look back at those choices you've made without regret, because no matter what, life goes on and things do get better.

Thanks again :)


absolutely wonderful. dream like poem like.

Thank you very much, it means a lot!


was a nice short game, i liked it, good job :)

Thank you for playing, I'm glad you enjoyed it :)


eu estou vendo um grande potencial neste jogo quando der vou dar algum dinhero !! :)

Thank you! I don't speak Portuguese, sadly, so I hope I understood your comment correctly.
I decided to keep this game free, seeing as it was made for a game jam in a collaboration with a few people.
I might give the option to pay what you want for future (and bigger) games. If you wish to donate before that, you can do so, just let me know and I can message you my paypal page.

Thanks again for playing! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)


Interesting. Inspiring. Hits right at home. Thank you for sharing and allowing me to experience your journey.

Thank you for playing. I'm glad that my game could mean something to you :)