After several years of development, Wait! Life is Beautiful! has finally launched on Steam.
Wait! Life is Beautiful! is a game that tackles extremely sensitive topics as it looks at the challenges of depression, a person's mental state, and how it can often lead to suicide. Please keep this in mind if you are going to play this game and always be aware of yourself.
Before I dive into what Wait! Life is Beautiful! is all about, I want to share by sharing a message straight from Egor Perviy, the game's developer.
The long journey of WLIB has finally reached its destination - the launch! It wasn't easy, it wasn't fast, but we finally got here!
I've tried my best to put all my experience, all my knowledge, and all my heart into this game. Perhaps it is far from being perfect, but it is at least the most sincere and most honest thing that I could have done. WLIB is all about emotions, about mine, and yours, and I really hope that you will be able to genuinely feel what I tried to say. It is a big step for me and I'm really happy that I have finally completed this journey.
Thank you to everyone who reached this point with me, thanks to everyone who has been here from the beginning, and thank you to everyone who has helped this game see the light of day, and finally thank you to everyone who will play it.
If you want to learn about the history of the game, what the game is about, and why Egor picked this theme, do check out our recent interview with him. It is a long read, but it really covers almost everything.
About the Game
W!LiB! is an interactive psychological thriller that looks at the challenges of depression and how it leads to suicide. Those of us that have been working on this project like to say that this game is like watching a film or reading a particularly enthralling poem, but over time it stimulates a nerve as the reader/viewer finds themselves fully immersed in the protagonist's mind.
All of the themes in the game are based on the personal experiences of the developer. What's more, to further help with the authenticity of the interactions, a special effort was made to engage with other people who lived through similar situations.
The result of this is a game that is true to the genre and gives the player an authentic and eerie gaming experience that they are unlikely to forget.
Cinematic Trailer - Introducing the Main Character
To wrap things up, if you want to read about the game, check out this review as it will show you a first-hand take on what you may experience when playing Wait! Life is Beautiful!