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.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(23 total ratings)
Tagsdepression, Mental Health, self-care-jam, Walking simulator


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


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macos build needs to be updated to 64bit to be playable on post-2018 intel macs and all silicon macs

wow this game really made me stop and think about my own past mistakes and how I feel. amazing game.

nice message

Absolutely amazing. It put into words and illustration the exact things I've been feeling and going through. Some of the stages I have yet to get to, but I can see them ahead. It's nice to be reminded that I'm not alone. Thank you! (^_^)

Beautiful <3

Thanks for the game

I am just gonna download it cause it reminds us that bad emotions aren't always bad like you said.

A beautiful game. We enjoyed it very much.

Here is a short video we made while playing:

Keep up the good work!!!

I disagreed with the game and how it describes handling emotions. If you want to talk about it with me, leave a comment on YouTube and we can have a productive discussion. All I ask is that you watch the whole video before you leave a hate comment about how inconsiderate I am or something like that. Depression is a serious matter in which people should get help. On a positive note, the dev did a great job on visually portraying emotions and the thoughts were well-rounded.    

Super little game with a great story line.  Very thought provoking game with a lovely process of working through things. A very well done... :)

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 :)