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Make a Blank Space
There's not enough room in this world to harbor people who simply cannot handle reality.
It's up to these people to make a blank space for someone who deserves it.


Blank Space is a short exploration, a dark visual novel game which could probably be completed within 10-20 minutes depending on how much you inspect and how fast you read. It's about a girl named Annie who is currently dealing with depression and is not coping with it very well. Is there any way to help her? Will you listen to her story?

Warnings:
Mentions of self-harm, abandonment, offscreen but heavily mentioned suicide, bullying, extreme morbid outlook on life, violence, depression, depressive and suicidal thoughts... if you are currently going through heavy depression it is advised not to play this game as it may be triggering.


Nobody is coming to save her. As the player of the game, can you come to understand and sympathize with her... or scoff at her life's end?

From the Author:

This was made during a time of my depression, a time where I was even to the point of suicide. I poured all my depression into this game to help express myself and let it out, which is why it's so sad and dark. I originally wasn't going to release it to the public, but because I feel that I showed the inner mind of someone with depression appropriately I decided to anyways.

This is an extremely personal game, and I am not looking for any
criticism to make it better. This wasn't a game I was dedicated to making great, it wasn't a game I expected to be popular or played, it was made on impulse. Many of Annie's actions, past and traits are based on my own. If you played it, thank you very much. I hope you enjoyed it if you didn't don't bother telling me.

Find me at:
youtube
itch.io
gamejolt
rpg maker web forum

Support me at:
patreon

Latest Blog

Final Update

I did a final update on the game and I am now working on a sequel for it. Download 2.0 is up, I appreciate everyone who played and could relate. This game wasn't as successful in popularity as Highschool Contracts, but in the end that wasn't even one of my goals. Unless other bugs are found this game will not get another update.

Final Update:
-Updated the credits correctly
-Fixed speed when switched to the end room
-Changed a few of the wording
-Fixed any bugs in the extra room
-Updated the game page
  • Completed
  • Muffle
  • RPG Maker VX Ace
  • Adventure
  • 10/04/2017 09:12 PM
  • 04/21/2018 03:33 PM
  • 10/04/2017
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Pretty decent game. I can relate to this so much... My depression suddenly showed up in the anniversary of my grandmother's death, during my winter vacation.
I gained an extreme fear of being rejected, and if I do, I get a completely self-loathing demeanor.
I'm not depressed, but I share some thoughts of hers as well.
The things the haters say to her... I've had most of them said to myself by myself, unfortunately.
"...how depressed people feel that nobody will come."
Trapped. Strange... I've seen myself as a girl in the glass box - I'm pretty much a blabbermouth, but sometimes nobody listens to me. In turn, no matter how much I talk, I keep most of them - no, all of them out. A few people touch the box and stay with me, but the box is still solid - no cracks, no anythings. Just me, being in there. "What's wrong with you?" has been asked to me many times.
Just wanted to say these.


Apparently you know nothing about depression bicfarmer. All that you just said clearly states that. You know most of this game was based on my depression, and a lot of my own problems? Please don't make fun of them, there is no reason for you to state such harsh opinions. Hopefully I can have Liberty delete your comment because I am VERY upset. Do not comment on what you know nothing about and DON'T COMMENT on things I will take to heart.

Isn't it kind of silly? No its fucking not. I have a stuffed animal I do the same thing too, it's not silly it helps me get out my sorrows to something that won't talk back or call me stupid. It's not a living thing but that doesn't matter.

Sometimes you can't help but think its all your fault, and especially when you're used to being run over and don't realize its a toxic relationship - yea, its not idiotic to think she was her friend.

I'm not even going to comment on all your petty, idiotic "harsh" opinions. It's an opinion for a reason, and when it sounds like you're breaking ME or my GAME down. Just keep it to yourself.

So yea, thanks for making me feel like my fucking depression and inner thoughts are so idiotic and silly. Sorry for the vulgarity but I am vividly shaking cause I am SO upset. You can tell me to pull that stick out of my ass but you're the one who blatantly offended me on an extremely personal game. I knew I shouldn't have fucking released it to the public. This isn't even constructive criticism, its bullying / flaming.
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Apparently you know nothing about depression bicfarmer. All that you just said clearly states that. You know most of this game was based on my depression, and a lot of my own problems? Please don't make fun of them, there is no reason for you to state such harsh opinions. Hopefully I can have Liberty delete your comment because I am VERY upset. Do not comment on what you know nothing about and DON'T COMMENT on things I will take to heart.

Isn't it kind of silly? No its fucking not. I have a stuffed animal I do the same thing too, it's not silly it helps me get out my sorrows to something that won't talk back or call me stupid. It's not a living thing but that doesn't matter.

Sometimes you can't help but think its all your fault, and especially when you're used to being run over and don't realize its a toxic relationship - yea, its not idiotic to think she was her friend.

I'm not even going to comment on all your petty, idiotic "harsh" opinions. It's an opinion for a reason, and when it sounds like you're breaking ME or my GAME down. Just keep it to yourself.

So yea, thanks for making me feel like my fucking depression and inner thoughts are so idiotic and silly. Sorry for the vulgarity but I am vividly shaking cause I am SO upset. You can tell me to pull that stick out of my ass but you're the one who blatantly offended me on an extremely personal game. I knew I shouldn't have fucking released it to the public. This isn't even constructive criticism, its bullying / flaming.



What did they comment? (Also, thinking that depression is easily defeatbale is fucking stupid... So I agree with you.)
There was a lot, so I don't remember what he said exactly, but to be honest it sounded to me like he was just encouraging you to get away from the bad things/people that make you sad or hurt you? Not sure if works or not, but it didn't sound like criticism or making fun to me. It was a long post, so I'm not sure if I misread it though. I'm not taking sides or anything, but just saying.
It honestly doesn't matter anymore. There's no reason to talk about it, because it's been dealt with. It's been brought to my attention that they might have been trying to encourage me, but with how harsh they worded it and some of the things he said just did not come across as encouraging. Perhaps if he had re worded it differently, I would have understood. There was a part where it felt like he criticize me, but it's fine. He said he was trying to help me when he just brought my game and emotions toppling down instead.

Anyways, I'm not accepting any words of "encouragement" or any criticism, for anyone who comes here. This game is fully completed. If you're interested play it, hopefully you relate or understand depression more. If you don't I don't really care. Just don't state your harsh opinions on an emotional game. It wasn't a game I wanted to get pity or encouragement from, nor was it a game that I wanted criticism on to make my next big game better. If there are any problems on this page again I will just delete it.

Also, I mentioned in the update a sequel to "Annie's Happy Ending" where she finds her way out of depression and tries to live despite all those thoughts and feelings... but that's being cancelled. Call it petty or me having a stick up my ass, but my want to continue it has given up and honestly Annie doesn't deserve a happy ending. So this is all the content you will see from this game. Unless of course, it becomes a problem and I have to take it down.
It seems like an interesting little game to me. I often find myself playing these short confessional sort of games. They just seem genuine to me and I like that. Will share my thoughts upon completion~
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