August 19, 2010
Several years ago, Rod Humble released "The Marriage" -- an art-game experiment of what forces he felt came into play in a marriage. At the time, I had been divorced from my ex-wife for some six or eight months, and I remember snarkily thinking that someone should do "The Divorce", an investigation of what happens to people during their divorce. It would be fueled by the anger and pain I was feeling, and attempt to impart that to the audience.
"my divorce" is *not* that game. I'm not interested in making that game, though making it (and perhaps not releasing it) at the time may have been therapeutic.
"my divorce" is my own attempt at the forces I feel are at play in a divorce, and specifically a certain kind of divorce: one in which there are children. Like "The Marriage", it is intended to be art -- it is meant to explore, through game mechanics, a set of human interactions or a piece of the human condition.
You can read more about it, and download it, here. Comments and suggestions welcome. I hope to release other autobiographical art-games, as well as a few other small games I've been kicking around.
Posted by Brett Douville at August 19, 2010 07:55 PM