Meet Alex, a humanoid cat in their mid-20s who works full-time. One day, they encounter some trouble at work and fall into a hole of depression and anxiety. As a friend, you will help Alex escape the evil cycle and stand firm on their feet again.
Enter Alex’s world of tangled thoughts while you listen to their story. Can you guide Alex through the situation?

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Counter Attack Therapy (CAT) is created with young people with lived experience of depression and anxiety. It is part of MENTAL Jam, a research project conducted at RMIT University about the knowledge translation of lived experiences of depression and anxiety through video game co-creation.

TRIGGER WARNING: The following game deals with the themes of depression and anxiety; therefore, some words or images may trigger an adverse reaction. 

Mental Health Services and Helplines (Australia)

Lifeline  13 11 14
Suicideline  1300 651 251
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Helpline 1300 269 438 or 9886 9377
Kids Helpline (5 to 25-year-olds) 1800 551 800

PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
AuthorMENTAL Jam
GenreVisual Novel
Tagsanxiety, depression


CAT.exe 33 MB
OracleCards.pdf 508 kB


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I think this is just me but there seems to be a bug when I have to pick the advice for them being a great person vs the world can be a shitty place. It's reversed.

thanks for pointing it out, I'll look into the bug :)

Thanks! One more thing... sometimes the text doesn't fit in the phone and it all jumbles up instead of being scrolled down.


thanks so much! if you find any more lemme know :)

I'm struggling at my work as a new intern who constantly makes mistakes and it's put me down. I'm playing games to treat myself and I couldn't have needed this more than now. Wonderful game <3

thank you, we are glad it resonated with you and enjoyed the game :)

so relatable + uplifting, great message <3 love the art style!

thank you so much! it's my first time trying this art style - Michelle


thank you ❤