“Stilstand just left me speechless” - Blue Moon Game
"Philosophical, profound and uniquely staged" - PC Games
“It's a revelation” - Les inrocks
“I found myself moved to laughter and sadness throughout” - Samantha Maybe/The Convention Collective
“It's hard not to be charmed while wallowing in despair” - 148Apps.com
Stilstand is an award-winning interactive comic by artist Ida Hartmann and game studio Niila Games. It is a deeply personal journey into the mind of a young woman as she tries to stay afloat in Copenhagen during a summer riddled with hopelessness. Amid the desire for isolation there’s still a hope that one day, things will change. Maybe the shadow monster in her apartment can help her?
Stilstand is a personal and hand-drawn tale about the high expectations and the fragile limbo of feeling stuck in life. It is a whimsical and absurd portrayal of anxiety, loneliness, and despair, and brings the player with it on an adventure into the emotional landscape of a lost soul. Navigate the girl through a world of grotesque scenarios and richly detailed black and white illustrations. Play original mini-games, scroll fictive social media feeds and send bewildered text messages.
Stilstand has an average playtime of 1 hour.