Psyon Games and Takeda Finland's co-developed ADHD awareness game, FULL ADHD, has won the award for the Most Valuable Patient Education work in the Reuters Pharma Awards Europe 2022. The latest in a growing trophy cabinet, FULL ADHD has consistently received the nod for its works in portraying the real-life struggles of someone who suffers from the often misunderstood disorder.
Taking on the role of the young Eetu Vaarakallio, you will experience what life is like dealing with ADHD. When making choices for where to go and what to do, you will be limited by the executive function resource, depicting Eetus's ability to focus, organise and regulate emotions. If managed poorly, the story may spiral out of control.
Far from being just a fun visual novel, FULL ADHD has been deeply researched and has been developed in conjunction with an expert psychiatrist as well as the Finnish ADHD patient association. Whilst the main gameplay does a great job portraying ADHD in action, it also features an extensive in-game library with further info articles about the topics the game addresses.
Since launching in March 2021, FULL ADHD has garnered a lot of acclaim from critics and from players for its accuracy in portraying the affliction. Scoring high on both the App Store and Google Play, it has also grabbed four awards up until now. Along with this latest one it has claimed the Medical Information Act by the Finnish Pharmaceutical Industry in 2021, the Applied Game of the Year by the Finnish Game Industry in 2022 and the 2022 EMEA SABRE Aware in the Consumer Health category. It is wonderful to see the beloved art form of video games being used to deliver important information like this, and even more so that it is being acknowledged by official bodies as much as this has been.