bitter/sweet  is a game prototype that blends performance art, the dynamics of consent, emotional intimacy, and storytelling. As part of the  Lyst Summit  Game Jam in 2017, I created and developed this concept with a small group over the course of 2 days.  This collaborative piece focuses on navigating memory, love, loss, humor, and power with another person – in total silence.

bitter/sweet

Experience Design, Game, Performance, Prototype
  bitter/sweet  is a game prototype that blends performance art, the dynamics of consent, emotional intimacy, and storytelling. As part of the  Lyst Summit  Game Jam in 2017, I created and developed this concept with a small group over the course of 2 days.  This collaborative piece focuses on navigating memory, love, loss, humor, and power with another person – in total silence.

bitter/sweet is a game prototype that blends performance art, the dynamics of consent, emotional intimacy, and storytelling. As part of the Lyst Summit Game Jam in 2017, I created and developed this concept with a small group over the course of 2 days.

This collaborative piece focuses on navigating memory, love, loss, humor, and power with another person – in total silence.

 Little cups of fruit, herbs, and spices become the “controller,” and each player explores vulnerability alone together. If a question/prompt digs too deeply, refusal or termination of the game is always an option.  While I developed the main concept––food as controller, emotional intimacy, internal boundaries––this project was the result of close teamwork. Each of us brought something different to the table, and in the end, I believe that  bitter/sweet  conveys that collaboration.

Little cups of fruit, herbs, and spices become the “controller,” and each player explores vulnerability alone together. If a question/prompt digs too deeply, refusal or termination of the game is always an option.

While I developed the main concept––food as controller, emotional intimacy, internal boundaries––this project was the result of close teamwork. Each of us brought something different to the table, and in the end, I believe that bitter/sweet conveys that collaboration.

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