This is a game about social phobia. The game is targeted to educating the public about social fears, and simulating the feelings of social fear. On one hand, it is designed towards the crowd without social phobia for the purpose of providing the sense of empathy for people to understand the feelings of the minority. In this case, the game can help them become more inclusive people. On the other hand, this game is also designed for people with social phobia symptoms to feel inclusive and being understood. I believe it will be meaningful for both sides of the players.
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Light is a platformer game simulating the inner world of social phobics
that aims to create empathy with them.
People with social phobia
Cross over audience:
People experienced social avoidance, or people who know people with social phobia
Topics: Social anxiety, Social contacts, Communication, Human interaction, Inefficient social networking
Audiences: Antisocial people, Social phobia, People who doesn’t enjoy communication, People who cannot communicate efficiently (such as foreigners), everyone
Feels: Simulating the social phobic people in public
When does it happen?
Talking to strangers
Speaking in public
Making eye contact
Using public restrooms
Going to parties
Eating in front of other people
Going to school or work
What does it feel like?
Dizziness and lightheadedness
Stomach trouble and diarrhea
Inability to catch breath