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A project in Columbus, OH by Steam Kitty Games Ltd.
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A simulation of a month living with BiPolar Disorder
Backers: 138
Average Pledge Per Backer: $8

Funded: $1,120 of $30
Dates: Aug 15th -> Sep 12th (28 days)
Project By: Steam Kitty Games Ltd.
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Latest News

Wow!

September 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Ironically, I've been out of the loop the past dayish -- I'd had the start of a migraine before the start of yesterday's update. Which the simulator had me having a bad headache and missing work. It's better; I can look at a screen for a bit now. I'm... (Read More)

Day 28

September 11th - via: kickstarter.com
It's the weekend and you catch up some of your lost sleep. Rent's Due! You are Severely Depressed today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   Headaches (No Work) You have $8. You're caught up on your sleep. You have 15 day(s)... (Read More)

Interesting Criticism

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
So I received a "pledge $1, leave a critical comment, cancel pledge" drive-by this evening.... They felt that the idea of "Simulate Bi Polar"(sic) was disgusting. Which is their right. I did write back and ask if they'd actually read the campaign... (Read More)

Day 27

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
It's the weekend and you catch up some of your lost sleep. You are Severely Manic today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   Racing thoughts   May be highly productive / Increased goal oriented activity You have $14.... (Read More)

Day 26

September 9th - via: kickstarter.com
You are Severely Manic today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   Racing thoughts   Decreased need for sleep You have $13. You've missed two nights of sleep, it's starting to catch up with you. You have 17 day(s) of meds.... (Read More)

100 Backers!

September 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! 100 Backers! I'm amazed and touched. Thank you for all you are doing to help on this journey!  (Read More)

Entering the Home Stretch

September 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you everyone for your support! Nearing the end of the campaign. But it won't be the end of Bipolar Explorer. I was able to talk with a lot of people at Buckeye Game Fest -- there were quite a few people who were really touched by Bipolar... (Read More)

Day 25

September 8th - via: kickstarter.com
You are Moderately Manic today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   Impulsive / Risky behavior You have $12. You've missed a night of sleep, but doing ok. You have 18 day(s) of meds. You have 10 day(s) of food. You have... (Read More)

Day 24

September 8th - via: kickstarter.com
You are Moderately Depressed today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   Feelings of worthlessness You have $11. You've missed a night of sleep, but doing ok. You have 19 day(s) of meds. You have 11 day(s) of food. You have... (Read More)

Day 23

September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
You are Severely Manic today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   Start a new hobby You have $10. You've missed a night of sleep, but doing ok. You have 20 day(s) of meds. You have 12 day(s) of food. You have missed 1 days... (Read More)

A question for Backers about Layout & Printing

September 6th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Day 22

September 5th - via: kickstarter.com
You are Neutral today. You have $10. You've missed a night of sleep, but doing ok. You have 21 day(s) of meds. You have 13 day(s) of food. You have missed 1 days of work. Dear Diary, Today was a pretty good day. I am less grumpy than I had been... (Read More)

Status Update: One Week to Go

September 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you all for your contributions and support! It means a lot and I've been really blessed seeing how this tool (and the campaign) help people. There are 7 more daily updates to make -- in the "Real World", the campaign ends around 8:50PM EST5EDT... (Read More)

Day 21

September 4th - via: kickstarter.com
It's the weekend and you catch up some of your lost sleep. It's Grocery Day You are Severely Manic today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   I'm sure I'll have enough money You have $9. You're caught up on your sleep. You... (Read More)

Day 20

September 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
It's the weekend and you catch up some of your lost sleep. You are Severely Depressed today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   Depression / Sadness You have $11. You've missed a night of sleep, but doing ok. You have 23... (Read More)

Day 19 Addendum

September 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to @Nacho for pointing out I'd missed part of updating the mood tracker.  Here's the corrected version. Day 19 (Corrected)  (Read More)

Day 19

September 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
You are Severely Depressed today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   Forgot to pay bills You have $11. You've missed two nights of sleep, it's starting to catch up with you. You have 24 day(s) of meds. You have 2 day(s) of... (Read More)

Day 18

September 1st - via: kickstarter.com
You are Moderately Depressed today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   Irritable You have $11. You've missed two nights of sleep, it's starting to catch up with you. You have 25 day(s) of meds. You have 3 day(s) of food.... (Read More)

Day 17

August 31st - via: kickstarter.com
You are Moderately Depressed today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   Chronic pain with no known cause You have $10. You've missed two nights of sleep, it's starting to catch up with you. You have 26 day(s) of meds. You... (Read More)

Day 16

August 30th - via: kickstarter.com
You are Neutral today. You have $9. You've missed two nights of sleep, it's starting to catch up with you. You have 27 day(s) of meds. You have 5 day(s) of food. You have missed 1 days of work. Dear Diary, Work today went ok. I was able to catch up... (Read More)

Day 15

August 29th - via: kickstarter.com
You are Moderately Manic today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   Miss work You have $8. You've missed two nights of sleep, it's starting to catch up with you. You have 28 day(s) of meds. You have 6 day(s) of food. You... (Read More)

A great review of Bipolar Explorer

August 28th - via: kickstarter.com
I received the following comment about Bipolar Explorer: "That is incredible! You've got a very detailed and uncompromising look at mental illness there." -- Benjamin Sperling, MS, LPC-S  (Read More)

Day 14

August 28th - via: kickstarter.com
It's time to refill your meds. You are Neutral today. You have $8. You've missed two nights of sleep, it's starting to catch up with you. You have 29 day(s) of meds. You have 7 day(s) of food. You have missed 0 days of work. Dear Diary, Not a bad... (Read More)

Day 13

August 27th - via: kickstarter.com
It's the weekend and you catch up some of your lost sleep. You are Moderately Depressed today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   Forgot to take meds You have $11. You've missed a night of sleep, but doing ok. You have 2... (Read More)

It's a little hard writing about being seriously depressed without becoming a little depressed

August 26th - via: kickstarter.com
I'd had a feeling that some days were going to be hard to write diary entries when I started this journey. Placing myself into the day's emotional space enough that I can write a realistic diary entry for the day can be difficult. Yesterday's post... (Read More)

Day 12

August 26th - via: kickstarter.com
You are Moderately Manic today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   Impulsive / Risky behavior You have $11. You've missed two nights of sleep, it's starting to catch up with you. You have 2 day(s) of meds. You have 9 day(s)... (Read More)

Day 11

August 25th - via: kickstarter.com
You are Severely Depressed today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   Don't care / What's it matter / Lack of motivation You have $10. You've missed a night of sleep, but doing ok. You have 3 day(s) of meds. You have 10... (Read More)

Day 10

August 24th - via: kickstarter.com
You are Moderately Depressed today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   Irritable You have $9. You've missed a night of sleep, but doing ok. You have 4 day(s) of meds. You have 11 day(s) of food. You have missed 0 days of... (Read More)

Day 9

August 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
You are Neutral today. You have $8. You've missed a night of sleep, but doing ok. You have 5 day(s) of meds. You have 12 day(s) of food. You have missed 0 days of work. Dear Diary, It's been a day. It hasn't felt too productive. I did figure out one... (Read More)

Day 8

August 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
You are Neutral today. You have $7. You've missed a night of sleep, but doing ok. You have 6 day(s) of meds. You have 13 day(s) of food. You have missed 0 days of work. Dear Diary, Today went pretty well, I guess.  I was able to help some people... (Read More)

One week down, three to go

August 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you all for your support. Thank you for sharing this journey. Thank you for your contributions. It's been an amazing experience, and I couldn't have done it without you. I was interviewed last night by the delightful Meeple Momma; you can read... (Read More)

Day 7

August 21st - via: kickstarter.com
It's the weekend and you catch up some of your lost sleep. It's Grocery Day You are Neutral today. You have $6. You've missed a night of sleep, but doing ok. You have 7 day(s) of meds. You have 14 day(s) of food. You have missed 0 days of work. Dear... (Read More)

Day 6

August 20th - via: kickstarter.com
It's the weekend and you catch up some of your lost sleep. You are Moderately Depressed today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   Impaired memory You have $7. You've missed two nights of sleep, it's starting to catch up... (Read More)

Feedback Part I

August 19th - via: kickstarter.com
This past weekend at Matsuricon I had the opportunity to speak with a lot of people. It was really amazing and touching to see the reactions that some had. I'll be sharing some of what they said throughout the campaign.  (Read More)

Day 5

August 19th - via: kickstarter.com
You are Neutral today. You're not experiencing symptoms of bipolar. You have $7. You've missed three nights of sleep. You're really sleepy. You have 9 day(s) of meds. You have 2 day(s) of food. You have missed 0 days of work. Dear Diary, I'm really... (Read More)

Day 4

August 18th - via: kickstarter.com
You are Moderately Manic today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):     Excitable You have $6. You've missed two nights of sleep, it's starting to catch up with you. You have 10 day(s) of meds. You have 3 day(s) of food. You... (Read More)

Day 3 Update

August 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Here's the Mood Tracker thus far; for future day updates, I'll add this as well. Day 3  (Read More)

Day 3

August 17th - via: kickstarter.com
You are Severely Manic today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   Ooh Shiny / Short attention span   I'm sure I'll have enough money. You have $5. You've missed two nights of sleep, it's starting to catch up with you. You... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Unlocked

August 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, y'all are awesome! I got some sleep to wake to finding that the the next stretch goal, the dry erase markers are unlocked. Thank you! The next stretch goals are a bit further off, but having web enabled or mobile versions of the simulator would... (Read More)

Thank you & New pledge level

August 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you all for your support. I was a little out of the loop this afternoon & evening -- I unexpectedly got the opportunity to demo at Matsuricon this weekend so I've been talking with people about Bipolar Explorer and other games for 9-10... (Read More)

Day 2

August 16th - via: kickstarter.com
You are Severely Manic today. You are currently experiencing the following symptom(s):   Decreased need for sleep You have $5. You've missed two nights of sleep, it's starting to catch up with you. You have 12 day(s) of meds. You have 5 day(s) of... (Read More)

First two stretch goals unlocked!

August 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! That was quick. Extra copies of the tracker as well as a laminated copy. Awesome! Thank you all for your support!  (Read More)

Awesome! We've funded!

August 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you everyone, from the depths of my heart. This means so much. And the journey's just beginning! Each day there will be more updates -- sharing a month in the life of a person with bipolar disorder.  (Read More)

Day 1

August 15th - via: kickstarter.com
At the start of the month you have $3 and you've missed a night's sleep. Day 1 You are Neutral today. You have $4. You've missed a night of sleep, but doing ok. You have 13 day(s) of meds. You have 6 day(s) of food. You have missed 0 days of work.... (Read More)

And We're Off

August 15th - via: kickstarter.com
A bit of a rush to meet the Break Kickstarter, but we're off! I'm really looking forward to sharing the month with you all!  (Read More)

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