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I Just Want To Get Away From All Of This

I Just Want To Get Away From All Of This is a choose-your-own-adventure video game that represents the search for purpose in one’s life as they enter adulthood. You play as a recent college graduate trying to find your place in the world. Now that you are no longer a student, who are you? What is your purpose in life? The world is at your feet - what are you going to do with it?

You are facing an internal conflict. On one hand, you feel that your whole life thus far has led to this point, and you must continue down the “traditional” path of getting a job as soon as possible and devoting your life to your career. On the other hand, however, you feel an urge to break away from that path. You don’t want to devote your life to a single discipline and spend your life as a cog in a giant capitalistic machine. You are struggling to find yourself in a world where “purpose” is so highly valued, and is defined largely by one’s career path. How do you balance your need for stability and comfort with this urge to break away from the traditional path? Of course you need to survive, but you also want to live. In this game, you must navigate life, making decisions that align with your values while trying to support yourself financially and maintain your physical and mental health. Each choice you make has consequences, for good or for bad, and will ultimately affect where you end up at the end of the narrative.

I Just Want To Get Away From All Of This

Abigail Floyd
Spring 2022
Coding

I Just Want To Get Away From All Of This is a choose-your-own-adventure video game that represents the search for purpose in one’s life as they enter adulthood. You play as a recent college graduate trying to find your place in the world. Now that you are no longer a student, who are you? What is your purpose in life? The world is at your feet - what are you going to do with it?

You are facing an internal conflict. On one hand, you feel that your whole life thus far has led to this point, and you must continue down the “traditional” path of getting a job as soon as possible and devoting your life to your career. On the other hand, however, you feel an urge to break away from that path. You don’t want to devote your life to a single discipline and spend your life as a cog in a giant capitalistic machine. You are struggling to find yourself in a world where “purpose” is so highly valued, and is defined largely by one’s career path. How do you balance your need for stability and comfort with this urge to break away from the traditional path? Of course you need to survive, but you also want to live. In this game, you must navigate life, making decisions that align with your values while trying to support yourself financially and maintain your physical and mental health. Each choice you make has consequences, for good or for bad, and will ultimately affect where you end up at the end of the narrative.