A downloadable distressed

Be in charge of Xen's life and experience what it means to work and live in a dystopian cyberpunk future where capitalism and ignorance have swallowed the sun. Work. Play. Sleep. Repeat. The mode of existence of a future that might have already come.

It is 2068, and our world has been sucked into all-encompassing neon darkness. The sun no longer rises above the vast cities of this earth. Still, life continues; it pulses and thrives. Powered by the pathetic existences of the lowest of lowest, our planet remains to turn around itself. 

Xen is one of the many workers in District 9. A former prisoner who is given a last chance to live a normal life and contribute to the stability of society. Work. Play. Sleep. Repeat. This is the mantra of the 21st century, and all have to follow its calling.


DistresseD.zip 178 MB

Install instructions

Download and extract the zip.

If faced with any D3D crash issues, please try switching the game to windowed mode by pressing Alt+Enter.

Also, download "The Sound of: DistresseD" for free here


Developed by CtrlZ Games Collective.

This project was originally created for a seminar on cyberpunk aesthetics at the University of Klagenfurt. The game's purpose was to display various aspects of cyberpunk world-building. 

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