Mermaids, by their very nature, breathe perfectly fine underwater.

Yet Thea is drowning, crushed by the weight of the sea.


This is a story about mental health, bad thoughts, and a mermaid.


CW Descriptions of metaphorical drowning, anxiety and depression, bad thoughts, allusion to an abusive home, and self loathing.


Updates:

  • 03/02/21. Version 1.1. Added scroll bars, so the game can play properly on smaller devices (like phones).
  • 05/17/21. Version 1.2. Made it actually workable on mobile. Added a small menu to introduce the story. Added a button to replay the story.
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rating
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(16 total ratings)
AuthorThatWannabeCat
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withTwine
TagsFantasy, Female Protagonist, Mental Health, Short, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Twine

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Version 1.3
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Version 1.3
thea-is-drowning-noncolorblindwindows.zip 64 MB
Version 1.3
thea-is-drowning-noncolorblindmac.zip 69 MB
Version 1.3

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An amazing work that's pretty atmospheric to me, I hope that Thea can keep on fighting on until she too can be like that whale. Thanks for sharing this!

Thank you! I hope so too for Thea.

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It's wild how accurate it is in its small details. Fight on, lil mermaid

Thea tries! She tries so hard.

And thank you!

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Woah! This gave me the chills! A beautiful piece!

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Thank you, high tea!

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10/10 good game 

Thank you!

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This is absolutely beautiful, I don't know how but this fills up a hole in my heart that I never knew existed. Thank you to whoever made this, I hope you're okay and having a wonderful day.

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> Thank you to whoever made this, I hope you're okay and having a wonderful day.

I am for the most part! This day is pretty good.

Also thank you so much for leaving this comment.