Photonic Distress (or PD for short) is a blend of First/Third Person puzzler/platformer with a unique twist. You wake up in an internal representation of your conscience where your goal is to collect 100 memory fragments throughout increasingly complicated and increasing in size levels, or dreams. But there is a catch! These levels are not illuminated. You have a Photon gun that you can use to light your way up as you go through these levels. Initially this is only in form of colorful balls, or photons, that your shoot from your gun, and they light up a certain area. As you collect fragments, the upgrades will become available for you, such as a flashlight attachment, a scan grenade – that shows an outline of the world around you and highlights points of interest, and others. Once you collect 100 fragments the final room will open where you can go to end the game.