Warning: There is a flashing image in this game that might be a hazard to those who are prone to epileptic seizures. In future versions of the game this image will only be a short intro.

On the Landing started out as a short story I wrote for a creative writing class. It was chiefly concerned with how an individual dealing with anxiety finds their anxiety magnified when faced with indecision. As it is a short story that is set at night, I recently began exploring indecision and anxiety as it is related to insomnia. The piece is somewhat personal (hence the female protagonist), as I am one of many students who struggle with anxiety, but I thought it would be worthwhile to attempt to create a metaphorical representation of what individuals that suffer from insomnia go through.

This is an early prototype that will be undergoing several iterations in the near future. It was created as a gameful storytelling project for SIPI (Stories in Play Initiative).

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Published242 days ago
StatusPrototype
PlatformsHTML5
AuthorStories in Play
GenreSimulation
Tagsanxiety, hypertext-narrative, insomnia, jonah, self-care, suspense, Twine
Average durationA few minutes
Player countSingleplayer