A beautiful game, I hope to see more like this.
A downloadable game for Windows
How to play:
- left mouse button: child care
- right mouse button: self-care
Behind the scenes
Jocoi has been made as part of a research project investigating how videogames can represent love, loss and grief through gameplay aesthetics. The landscapes and symbols used in Jocoi are inspired by images of four mothers who have lost their baby during pregnancy. They are intentionally left open to interpretation, so players can make sense of the game in response with their own experiences, and the experiences of others. The game is made to honour the ongoing mother-child connection of bereaved parents. It can be used as a playful tool for sense-making in times of grief.
Sabine Harrer (director), Mihai Anton (lead programmer), Chris Anton (artist, sound designer), Rasmus Klaustrup (animator), Andreas Simmekiær (modeller) Camilla Jakobsen (additional programming) - Aalborg University Copenhagen