"CardioCasino" is a small game about a slot machine tied to both your childhood and your heart. From a stressful home life to experiencing wealth throughout your life, your slots decide what you live through and what the physical consequences will be. Try your hand, meander through your various lives, and see where you end up.

roll 2 or more of a slot and you'll gain access to an interactive memory from your childhood, plus a memento.

maybe the mementos mean something; what would happen if you collected all 8?

music: "good night" by micco.

source code is here.

based off of research examining how negative psychosocial factors in childhood can lead to higher risks of cardiovascular disease later in life.


a special thanks to all the people who shared their stories to make this game possible! i tried my best to parallel those real experiences in the writing. if any responders or players would like to see certain topics handled differently, feel free to let me know.

Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(176 total ratings)
GenreSimulation, Interactive Fiction, Visual Novel
Made withUnity
Tags2D, artgame, Casual, Life Simulation, Mouse only, Short, Singleplayer, Surreal


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I love this game and the song picked too <3

I got the true ending, this game was quite emotional. I like it.

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The music is amazing, I love the memory scenes and how the screen gets darker the lower the health you have. Currently trying to get all the mementos, have 6/8

edit: Got the ending, it was bittersweet. Thank you for making this game.

This game touched my heart, I'm crying :<

Stumbled on this randomly and glad I did! The story telling in this game is super amazing and really can make one think and wonder. Everything was metaphorical, open ended for interpretation and the music and art really went super well together! This was a super great game! 

(Only realised that I had played Good Morning almost a year ago as I finished with this game! You have a really unique  and great style!)


this game reminds me of my life, no matter how many different times i play the game, nothing good comes from it. yay


I thought like that for the longest time, but eventually i reached to the coonclusion that in the end it was never my responsaility if i gave my all to make things better. Even if the odds have always been by my side, i always remind myself that sometimes there are factors that weight more than my will to succed, and that is ok.

We all have to come to tearms with the uncertenty of our existence and the fact that pain is present whether we like it or not, form the best to the worst moments in life. So i might as well risk it now and live to the fullest while i still have time to live and the option to do as i please.


why did this music make me cry lol :(

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this game is amazing! very relatable and emotional. i love it <3 adorable graphics!

it says "your string of life is destined to be cut sooner then others"


it always said my life will cute sooner than others and i have been thinking about sucide lately.


bro i understand what it means to be in a hard place, and this is going to sound cheesy but keep going. its hard but our strong and there are people out there who love you even if your mind tells you otherwise. i hope you feel better but for now have a frog



This...game is wonderful. I've had a horrible childhood, and dealt with many of the things shared here, maybe all of them. To see this shared is wonderful, you are a amazing game dev. Keep making these games, please. It's amazing to see stories shared, and you all are amazing people. Keep going everyone, and thank you for reading this.

I got the true ending and got emotionallll

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I got the "unfortunately" ending and i kinda don't get it lol

edit: I just got the same one again but a different wayyyy


reach all kinds of the "unfortunately" endings to get the one true ending!



very fun game, it calms me down. Thanks for the game

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sorry about that, it will get better. Best of luck in life.

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If I were a crier this would've torn me up. Reminds me of a few things that happened in my life. But I did get the "it seems you've seen it all" end, after about 4 tries.


i got the ending :)

aahh this hurt, i didnt expect the arguments & the death– altho this game was super cool!

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My heart ached after this, reminded me of my childhood. Thank you for such a touching game.

This game is so fun!  I find the contrast between the art style and the contents of the game to be super cool.

fun game!


this made me sad because with real life there really isn't a happy end ether you happy with your life or not. either way you die and you can still try to help those in the end but man my tear they be shredded.


I love it! ...but always seem to end with unfortunately. There is no winning, is there?


there isnt really a way to "win", but if you do collect all 8 mementos you'll reach the ending!


The last sentence always disappears before I can read it. :( What am I doing wrong?

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Such a calming and thoughtful game! I loved the connection between slot machines and life events.


I like how it restarts. It's like you're passing the baton to another person.


A beautiful and comforting game. It's relatable and relieving. The music choice was great too! Thank you for sharing this :)

this is such a beautiful and well done game, i really enjoyed playing this and your other games :)

Such a well thought out game!

Great expirience,  wakes up your soul.


It takes "life is a gamble" quite literally and figuratively, hmm? :')

Made a video

good 9/10


its great but the last checkbox of each 'cutcene' dissapear to fast i can read


This artwork is gorgeous. I really enjoyed playing!


Love it! would love to see more events.