The Day the Laughter Stopped is a short interactive fiction game. It was created over 48 hours during the Ludum Dare #28 competition and comes with a serious TRIGGER WARNING (details in the game’s menu).
The Day was nominated for Best Serious Game and won the Special Award of the 2014 German Video Game Awards (Deutscher Computerspielpreis).
The Day the Laughter Stopped is a personal story based on true events. If you want to know more about its background, why it was made, and the ideas behind its design, you can read about it in this post-mortem.
In addition to that, there is also a follow-up post going into greater detail on design and character in response to some of the feedback and the questions we have received.
Take a look at how other people have played The Day the Laughter Stopped here.