A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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You are a coat full of rats living in a modern society, trying to pass as human.

If you want to keep living the life you've come to appreciate, you best not let anyone discover your true identity! Just make sure you say the right things, don't upset anyone, and keep that coat held shut at all costs!

The truth is, you'll never keep it all in.

Keep It Together is a simple game about learning how to interact with different people, social anxiety, and trying to stay composed under stress. Talk to people and try not to say things that upset them, because a bad response will stress you out - too much stress and you'll be playing finger twister on your keyboard just to keep going!


  • Simple gameplay with surprising tension and depth
  • Charming paper cutout aesthetic and a pretty pastel palette
  • Playfully quirky soundtrack
  • Find-Your-Face mode that creates a person from your name
  • Immediately understandable representation of social anxiety and stress

[CW: May agitate social anxiety]

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Jul 29, 2017
Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars
(32 total ratings)
TagsEndless, Procedural Generation
Average sessionA few minutes


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

keep-it-together-windows-x86.zip 42 MB
Version 1.2
keep-it-together-linux-universal.zip 56 MB
Version 1.2
keep-it-together-osx-universal.zip 57 MB
Version 1.2

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Is it supposed to stop letting me hold down buttons after 4 pop up?


Well, it's not *supposed* to, but it's not *not* supposed to either. That's most likely down to your keyboard - unless you have an expensive one, it'll stop reading new keys when you're already holding down too many at the same time. There's nothing that can really be done about this, but I think it's a really effective part of the metaphor.

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Being unable to give certain answers and keep it together, needing to let something momentarily slip in order to answer appropriately even when you know what it is you’re supposed to say… and then you say the wrong thing five seconds later, adds another layer of stress, and it becomes impossible not to have a meltdown…

unless you have the means to get therapy and prescriptions just so you can hold more buttons at once


OMG I LOVE THIS! It's such a simple and efficient concept! It's so much fun, and strangely relatable! XD Amazing work!

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The game crashed when I tried to select an answer to "Do you like video games?"

The game in general seems really buggy. Maybe my keyboard just has limited input, but holding the stress buttons doesn't always work, the "Main Menu" button on the game over screen doesn't work, question buttons don't always work, and there doesn't appear to be any way to return to the main menu while playing. You need to test this more.



Enjoyed every minute playing this!


This game is SUCH a good and clever concept and a wonderful execution!!!!! !!! 


I had all my fingers pressed on the keyboard playing this game, and I kept saying things people didn't want to hear! A stressful but fun short game. 


It seems like the 'main menu' button on the game over screen never works for me?

Ah yeah this is an issue I've only recently found out about, which I thought I had fixed. I'm looking into it.

Seems to happen after multiple plays. The first time the Main Menu button stopped working for me, I then hit New Game and it stopped taking all input, wouldn’t let me choose an answer, though I couldn’t replicate that one.

yeah it didn't work for me either, i had to force quit


Got to play this at GX Australia (interview & experience HERE) . The game was great then and it's only improved from there. Get it, play it, buy a copy for your friends. 5/5

You will need a reasonable keyboard to play as unresponsive keyboards will limit the number of mistakes you can make.


I first played this at a convention, my reaction at the time was "wow this is too real". I stand by this assessment. (this is a recommendation by the way)


My review of this game (Disclosure: Review copy received) . Friendly, tightly designed around its theme, well worth checking out. http://themadwelshman.co.uk/keep-it-together-review/