Illusion of Choice Exhibit
Storyworld Museum, Groningen
Storyworld, a museum highlighting everything comics, animations and games, opened earlier this year. In this museum, storytelling takes the stage with over 20 different exhibits. Each exhibit has its own style and story, and tries to convey a different message tied to the media it showcases.
I was in charge of designing 14 exhibits and one of them was about the illusion of choice in games. This game is developed with one game mechanic in mind: how the choices of the user affect the outcome of the story. But in reality users often have zero to none influence in how the story goes. With this in mind I created and illustrated this game, where you play as a hero that comes to save a world that has been taken by the keeper of darkness.