Easton | game designer, programmer, artist
Kai | producer
Selfless is an interactive sonnet about my experience coming out. Growing up in a religious, conservative home in the Midwestern United States, grappling with my identity was difficult. I was struggling for a long time trying to find a compromise between my orientation and my upbringing. I'm still dismantling my internalized homophobia. I turned to art as a way of expressing some of my frustrations and progressions.
In Selfless, I sought to explore meaningful interaction and my own artistic development during that event through sketchbook illustrations and photographs. The game's narrative is conveyed through the player engaging in multiple perspectives of my family and my identity.
All proceeds from the game will be donated to the It Gets Better Project. I'm asking for $7.70 with each download as 77% of LGBT youth in America say they know things will get better. Being able to share this game now, I know things do get better.
Music by Elizabeth Castaño
Vocals by Geena Kaye
Cello performed by Chris Gao