Interactive Narrative: Invisible
“Invisible”, by Ruiting Ji, is a hard hitting interactive narrative that sees you surviving a day as a homeless person in Canada. Calum Fraser writes: “It’s an affecting and powerful experience experiencing a day in the life of a homeless person (albeit in virtual form), that gives you a glimpse of the day to day problems and setbacks they encounter. Throughout the day, you’ll make decisions in a variety of situations, from begging to searching for jobs, all highlighting one thing – there is no quick fix to your situation, you’re in this for the long haul. With a bit of assistance from friends or strangers you may manage to get back on your feet, but it’s a hard life and an uphill struggle all the way”.
Play the game online at http://duckydream.itch.io/invisible and read Calum Fraser’s writeup at https://www.freegameplanet.com/invisible-browser-game/