For this independent project we made a serious game about the experience of a young girl in Cambodia who was sold into sex slavery. The game takes place as 4 different acts on 4 different platforms. Act 1 is played on mobile, Act 2 on Desktop, Act 3 with the Oculus Rift, and Act 4 on Apple Watch. We use each device to portray a part of her day and express certain emotions we want the player to feel.
I developed the VR Act of the project, as a programmer and designer. Throughout the project we consistently iterated on just the game feel to make sure we gave off the correct feel and emotion. It was essential this felt real and harrowing as it is the heaviest Act of the game. We took our time with each detail in the room because it was very easy for mechanics and level design to feel wrong and ruin the experience.
You can find out more about the project and each Act here: amomentfreefromdarkness.com
With this project we showcased at Indie Prize Casual Connect, CICA museum Digital Culture exhibit, and Bit Bash 2016!