selfless

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.

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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.

Those with financial hardship may contact me through my websiteTwitter, or Instagram for a free copy of Selfless. No questions asked.

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Featuring:

Music by Elizabeth Castaño

Vocals by Geena Kaye

Cello performed by Chris Gao

Selected to exhibit at IndieCade East 2018
Read Easton's reflection on our blog, Creative Block