Factsheet

Developer:
[bracket]games
Based in Minneapolis, MN | Omaha, NE | Lincoln, NE

Release date:
August 2012

Platforms:
PC / Mac

Website:
bracket-games.com/out

Regular Price:

FREE

Description

[out] is a Twine that follows an unnamed protagonist in a narrative written to evoke the process and turmoil of "coming out" and the horrible damage that keeping secrets about yourself and your experiences can cause. The surreal narrative takes players through a variety of strange and sometimes horrific locations and situations as they seek to answer a question that is posed at the outset of the game: Are you sure?

History

[out] began development in 2012 as a 2D platformer that explored the stages and turmoil of coming out, but did not get far past the concept art/level design phase. Due to time constraints (Zach was attending college and working in the food-service industry, both full-time) and inexperience, the game was abandoned for nearly a year. After finally getting "the itch" back, Zach rewrote the game from the ground up as a Twine. The game was written in conjunction with the soundtrack by Neutrino Effect- as new tracks were written and finished, the narrative was pushed in slightly different directions. The completion of [out] marked the first finished game from Zach and [bracket]games.

Features

  • A surreal narrative written to evoke the process of coming out
  • Full-length soundtrack from Neutrino Effect

Videos

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Images

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Selected Articles

  • "For those of you who ever struggled with having to come out, nevermind it beeing as a gay, bi, trans, queer or really anything, this will hit really hard."
    - Chris Jonasson, In The Mind of a Queer Nerd

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Original Soundtrack
Available for free from neutrinoeffect.bandcamp.com.


About [bracket]games

Boilerplate
[bracket]games is a pseudonym for writer and designer Zach Sanford and composer Neutrino Effect. They are focused on creating single-player games with meaningful personal narratives.

More information
More information on [bracket]games, our logo & relevant media are available here.


[out] Credits

Zach
Writer, Designer

Neutrino Effect
Music

Contact

General Inquiries
team@bracket-games.com

Zach Sanford
zach@bracket-games.com

Neutrino Effect
jon@bracket-games.com

Twitter
twitter.com/bracket_games

Main Website
bracket-games.com

Press Contact for Three Fourths Home
nick@digeratidistribution.com


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