This game is precise and cordial to explaining mental illnesses such as OCD, eating disorders, misophonia, and other conditions. It made relate in how stressful and distressing of going through college and the importance of taking care of yourself. I know how stressed I was to keep up with numerous assignments in many different classes while dealing anxiety and stress at the same time. I hope you feel well soon and congratulations on your graduation!
Escort Yourself Out
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
Escort Yourself Out is an escort-mission-style game in which you must help your childhood self navigate triggering environments. While moving through everyday spaces fraught with triggers, you must take action to care for yourself in order to successfully navigate the situation. It is an autobiographical representation of some of my experiences being mentally ill.
Everybody experiences mental illness and trauma differently. This game is representative of some of my experiences, and no one else's. I make no claim to represent a universal experience of mental illness or trauma, but, rather, just one manifestation of these things.
Trigger warnings: discussion of trauma and triggers, eating disorders, OCD, depression, misophonia, victim-blame and self-blame. Vague mention of a specific childhood trauma (though no details are given, there are several common interpretations, most of which involve abuse of some kind). Representation and inclusion of eating disorder-, OCD-, misophonia-, and trauma-related triggers.
Please play at a resolution of 1280 by 720. Best played with headphones, but that's just my opinion.
I would love to hear your thoughts on the game.
In playing the game, you may encounter some covers (by me) of the following songs:
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- reflections and thesisJun 13, 2018