Each time you start a new game of Damnview, you start with nothing. No job, no money, and no prospects for a better future. That’s where the Built from Nothing subtitle comes from. Living in the slums with no clear path to get out, the main task is to just build a life. Not even a comfortable life; just a life.
Maybe that means taking on two or three jobs to get by. Maybe that means dabbling in more illicit forms of income. Maybe that path goes through jail. Maybe it ends there.
File this under “games with important messages that might be too depressing to play.” (Right alongside This War of Mine.)
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Damnview wants you to find the ‘little joys’ in its oppressive world