Behind the Scenes

"High school angst collides with Hamlet and Steven Universe." Created for the iThrive Empathy Challenge, this choose your own adventure game created with Twine is meant to encourage empathy in teens. The player fills the role of the understudy for their high school production of Hamlet. Through their interactions with their fellow thespians, the player uncovers clues to the struggles behind the cast's behaviors. After curtain call, the player is awarded accomplishments for their expressions of empathy, and is reminded of the areas of opportunity where they could have better empathized with their peers. Behind the Scenes is a look at what we are all having to deal with.
Jam year: 
2016
Diversifiers: 
Comic Book Colours
The Bard's Tale
One hand tied behind my back
Do you even care? (sponsored)
Platforms: 
Web standard (HTML5, Java, JavaScript, Flash)
Technology Notes: 
Twine
Installation Instructions: 

Unzip the files into a folder. Execute the BehindTheScenes.html in a browser. Enjoy!

Credits: 

Lisa Walkosz-Migliacio - Code, Backgrounds
Megan Blooflat - Character Art
Beth Korth - Narrative
Meghan Wendt - Narrative
Sam Keenan - Music (not pictured)

Game Stills: 
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