Content: This game deals with themes of sexual assault
For one of my classes this semester, we were tasked with making a game that was ‘deplorable.’
This was a hard topic to tackle, especially since a large part of the games industry is already dedicated to allowing people to live out their ‘deplorable’ fantasies. I wanted to use this prompt to make a statement about something that bothers me about our world, so I chose to tackle sexual assault.
As someone who grew up and was socialized as female, I have faced constant pressure to protect myself from men. I, and most other women, were taught to never leave our drinks alone, to never walk home by ourselves, and to not dress ourselves inappropriately or talk to the wrong people. If something does happen, we’re expected to fight back, say no, and protect ourselves.
A lot of people don’t realize that you can’t always say no.