Doki Doki Literature Club: The Story of Dan Salvato

Doki Doki Literature Club is a game inspired by relationships; both the real-life people Dan Salvato knew, and his own "love-hate relationship" with anime games in general.

This feels like one of the most important videos we've done. BretonStripes is a psychologist who has worked extensively in mental health first aid throughout the years and, as such, it was fascinating to know the background of the Doki Doki Literature Club and how Dan Salvato drew real experiences with "loved ones" who suffer of depression. to create the game

While Dan has spoken publicly about the people who influenced DDLC, he has been remarkably vague about the details, and as such, we have tried to honor his silence by not asking too many questions or making assumptions about how much mental health problems have affected them. people around him.

Also, you should know that there are certain elements of Dan's friends who are deliberately absent from this video in other ways. The singer who sings the final credits song of DDLC prefers to remain anonymous, and Dan's roommate does not show his face online either, so in this video, he is portrayed by one of our Patreon sponsors.

Kotor would also like to point out that he is not good at drawing Anime, and he hopes that you do not judge his drawing too harshly here.

We have also added a content warning at the beginning of the video, because although we speak in very broad terms about mental health, we want to make sure you are aware of what comes in advance.

Doki Doki Literature Club is an interesting game. It depends a lot on traumatic shocks, and in that sense, it's probably more scary than any of the other horror games we've covered on this channel. However, beyond the grotesque images, there is a genuine exploration of mental illness that is based on personal experience, and that is something that does not appear in games very often.

Ultimately, there is a reason why this game has proven to be so popular with players of all backgrounds. As we like to say in this channel, good game never goes out of style.

A big greeting to all who read this description, thanks for staying! We had a great week here in Video Game Story Time, since our video on Bendy and the Ink Machine has already shot up and has become our third best video (after our first videos of FNAF and Undertale).

Here we hope we can keep up the momentum with this new one. Do us a favor and share this wide so we can grow a little faster! We would really appreciate it.

Meanwhile, we're going to make some less frightening games in the near future, we promise!

Have a good week!
BretonStripes (and Kotor (

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    1. That last minute was beautiful and just what I personally needed to hear so much. Great video on the whole actually. You just earned a subscriber

    2. You know what's annoying? Okay, maybe Dan did think that the game would help people confront mental illness better, but now every time somebody sees a rope, they start making these Sayori jokes.

    3. I loved how she said doki doki ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    4. But in your reality, if I don't know how to love you….. I go to sleep.


    5. So how do free games like this work? I mean, since there are no ads, wouldn't the game itself make absolutely no money?

    6. Thank you! With this wonderful video you inspired me to deal with my insecurities and to finish my Doki Doki fanart <3

    7. Watching this video just reinforces my hate for Salvato. I could read him like a book before research.

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