"... Tie that in with this slice of life being shared with us, and you have yourself an incredibly well written and truly unique experience. Stilstand is a brief, yet powerful story that is well worth taking the time to check out."
- Nintendo World Report, oct.2021
"The atmosphere, music, art and story, all pull together into one incredibly relatable experience. It is perfect for anyone that has ever felt like they haven’t done enough with their life, or felt that things simply have to get better."
- Review, Game Crater, oct. 2020
"Stilstand just left me speechless. It is a mouthful, but it really is a darkly, comedic, philosophical, and artistic game, with everything in between. Just look at some of the drawings and animations and it becomes clear that it is something you only see once. "
- Review, Blue Moon Game, aug 2020
The game is darkly grotesque, outlandishly psychadelic, occasionally downright silly, and it can even feel like all of these things at once. The thing that grounds Stilstand is how its applies these pieces to utterly relatable scenes about emotional connection, making for an experience that feels focused and natural, even as things go off the rails.
- Review, 148apps, aug 2020
"We have only scratched the surface of what games can actually do. There is plenty of room to experiment with user experiences, which should not only be entertaining or pleasant but instead dare to go deeper and into the flesh of something that feels real and intimate," says Ida Hartmann.
- Interview, Dagbladet Information, sep 2020
"Computer games no longer just have to entertain. A new game about a young, depressed woman in Copenhagen's Northwest district joins the wave of autobiographical indie games that will influence us culturally and politically."
- Interview, Weekendavisen, aug 2020
"Ida Hartmann took up the challenge. "Can you make a game that is so real that it almost becomes too real?", She asked herself. - I became curious about whether we could make a game that, like literature, depicts a reality. The crisis. The development. And do people even want to play such a game?"
- Interview, Danmarks Radio, sep 2020
"It is not necessarily a very pleasant experience to play 'Stilstand'. But I actually don't mind. I like things that are melancholic and go deep into humanity, because that is where I find it interesting”
- Interview, Heartbeats, sep.2020