Videogames as an art form:
how video games allow us to express ourselves
As a disclaimer, I feel extremely grateful for my life. I grew up with a loving family who did everything they could to support me. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them. This game was challenging to make, because I don’t tell my story to people. This was the first time I’ve outlined the events that took place over the past several years. I had to edit it down for the sake of clarity and time- otherwise we’d be swimming in a pool of senseless memories- but the story remains. Piecing it together helped me understand why I am the way I am a little better. Nevertheless, this story wasn’t made just for me, even though it’s all about me. Really, this story was made for anyone else who has ever felt misunderstood or alone (cue angsty teen music). I don’t think my experience is that unique, and the negative thoughts and feelings I kept inside are definitely not unique. Like my Dad always says, everyone has a sob story if you listen long enough. Ultimately, everyone, even the happiest person you know, has a story – and it’s important that these stories be told. It’s important to know that you’re not alone.