Cheering Heather

Course Title: 
MMAPRJ2
School Year: 
SY 2015-2016
Term: 
1st Term
ID Number: 
11259450
Last Name, First Name Middle Initial: 
BaƱez, Andrea Grace R.
Section: 
DMA7
Adviser: 
ALEJANDRO, ROSALIE
Medium: 
Interactive - Game
Content Evaluator/s: 
TAN, MIKE
Project Objectives: 
1) Present the manifestations of depression among teenagers through the use of graphics and emotional story-telling to leave a greater impact of the matter on the viewer. 2) Encourage support for depressed individuals. 3) Contribute to the depression awareness and suicide prevention movement with the use of new media.
Project Description: 
Cheering Heather is an interactive game that seeks to help improve the social view on depression in the youth through compassionate storytelling and simple interactive mechanics, starting with at least the smaller units that comprise the community, such as the family, friends, and loved ones of the depressed who are concerned with their well-being. The user meets a young girl named Heather on the first day of class, who is actually experiencing depression. The story is about the user interacting with Heather and helping her come to terms with her depression, being made to make decisions along the way that move the storyline forward with either positive or negative effects.
Topic: 
Depression in the Youth
Endorsed For Defense: 
Yes