So I made this really short game a few weekends ago. I’ve been going back and fourth about posting it because it isn’t very long or particularly challenging, but I decided I should since I did spend a couple of days making it, and even if it didn’t turn out exactly how I had hoped I think it gets the idea across. And who knows, maybe I’ll return to it one day.
One of the goals I like to aim for when I make a game is take a personal experience and make it a shared one. For this game I wanted to convey the feeling of having an aura migraine, which is a condition I’ve suffered from my entire life. To do this I took a simple platformer and introduced artistic representations of some of these symptoms to debilitate the player.
Aura migraines are basically mini strokes that cause spots, dizzyness, sensitivity to light, temporary blindness, numbing/tingling of the limbs, inability to talk/type correctly, fatigue, memory lapses, hallucinations, ringing in the ears, and of course, terrible headache pain.
Sounds fun right?
So if you’d like to check it out, it only takes about 3 minutes to play. It’s best with sound.
It definitely simulates the feelings of having an aura migraine. So much so that I started to get one in that last part…