Its not a virus, it looks like one, but if you download this, EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OK.
EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OK
A downloadable zine for Windows and macOS
"Everything is going to be OK" is a desktop labyrinth of vignettes, poetry, strange fever dream games, and broken digital spaces. It is a collection of life experiences that are largely a commentary on struggle, survival, and coping with the aftermath of surviving bad things.
On the surface it comes off as dark comedy, and humor is a prevalent theme, but as you interact the themes start to unravel and facilitate, what I hope to be, a deeper discussion about these topics.
I call it an interactive zine because it's broken, painful, beautifully terrible, and profound on a very personal level. Nothing about this is fiction, although the themes are abstract enough so that anyone can approach it and find it relatable.
It is a very personal "game", and I view it as something other than a game. Through-ought development I had been struggling with the "game" label, and toxicity that calling something like this "game" brings in, which I documented extensively here (or on my blog). There is also a good interview here about these issues... As a result, I feel like calling work like this a game might do it more harm than good.
"Everything is going to be OK" is something to experience without game expectations. Its spaces, pages, and environments, are built to be explored.
It most certainly doesn't exist for the sole purpose of entertainment, and if you are looking for something small, lighthearted and fun, this might not be it. It is a very different type of experience.
You can read the full Artist's Statement here.
"Everything is going to be OK" has appeared in a number of festivals, and publications... such as Indiegames.com, PC Gamer, Wired, Mashable... and winning IndieCade's Interaction Award, and AMAZE's Digital Moments... For more or less current information on that stuff visit the website here.
(Special thanks to Mixtvision for all their help)
|Tags||alienmelon, Altgame, art-game, artgame, everything, Experimental, nathalie-lawhead, Surreal, tetrageddon, zine|
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Click download now to get access to the following files:
- Missing Pages added to "Everything is going to be OK" (personal writing & fever...May 04, 2018
- After GDC and "keeping it up" (how people view/treat work made by women and what...Mar 25, 2018
- Development update for "Everything is going to be OK"Jan 19, 2018
- "Everything is going to be OK" development update: personal essays about hope, n...Dec 07, 2017
- observations about my "Day of the Devs" article & thoughts after harassment over...Nov 25, 2017
- being brave, framing trauma, personal experiences in games, and announcing the n...Nov 21, 2017
- my post "Day of the Devs" observations about how people view/treat art games and...Nov 14, 2017
- "Everything is going to be OK" officially released! (final thoughts)Oct 18, 2017
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In case you can't read this: "If you can get past the seizure-inducing visuals, this is a worthwhile play."
all the comments are burningaahhh
I love this dearly. Came back to it recently following some personal events, felt I needed it again. I did.
When everything is going to be ok 2
so cool and has a lot of heavy shit
i love this game sm,, wish it had some sort of conclusion tho
this is absolutely the best thing i've ever played through
why is there fire in bottom in the srceeen
beautiful in its own way c:
People need to check this out.
Wow that was sure something. Oh damn I just spent 2 hours on this. Very cool experience though. Woud recommend.
this looks like a fucking fever dream jesus christ
how the fuck
wait how did you do these effects? pretty cool.
You, ma'am, have made some incredibly weird and wild stuff, but this is above and beyond
WOAH PAGE EFFECTS HOW THE HECK DID YOU DO THIS
This really was a whole Experience! I had no idea what to expect from one page to the next but always left with something to think about. Your poetry and prose writing is so evocative, too. A lot of this really hit home for me and I'll be thinking about this piece of art for a good, long while.
what the hell is going on
i dont know what i just played but i know it just played it
This made me cry. Thank you for making this
this gave me closure.
wth this game is odd
Wow this is like drugs lmao you must have been on the good stuff .
this game... really is something else. I expected some cryptic horror windows xp aesthetic game.. but this game just, it came to me. Like, its like all of my thoughts were spread out on a screen for me to see. I feel exactly how you feel. this is an experience that is unforgivable, thank you.
Played it super regularly a few years ago, Now that I'm getting back to Itch.io, I wanna say I loved it! Awesome visuals and I think this had a big impact on my love for art a few years back ;)
This is amazing, and I didn't expect it to hit so close to home. It's so cool to see artistic intent poured into every facet of an experience like this.
i like this game but now my head hurts, not like a headache but like physical pain on the top of my head. what drugs did they put in this game lol
I really loved this game. just the whole thing resonated to me in a lot of different ways I am trying to figure out how to sell my art practically and it has been very hard so all the commentary on that was very validating thank you
i'm scared but at the same time this is the greatest thing i've ever experienced
I fucking love this
game zine, gives me Tim and Eric and Adult Swim vibes
i'd watch a whole series with these characters and the exact same format!!!!!
THIS IS AMAZING OMG!?!?!?!
This is incredible
this is one of the most beautiful yet heartbreaking pieces of art i've ever seen/played/experienced