Student Entrant 2019

RMIT University
Jo + Zen


Dout is a game that explores the issues and stigma behind dates; especially when dates go bad. It gives insight on what someone might experience when they're on a bad date and why it might be so difficult or in some cases, even dangerous to just say "no". The ending of the game is dependant on the choices the player makes and the choices are based on how in control they want to feel by the end of the date and how they want the date to end; this could mean that players may find courage to say "no" or they could find ways to leave the date as neutrally as possible. It has a mixture of serious and humorous tones which help explore a quite serious and important topic.This game isn't just to give awareness to the issues but it's also an experience that people can share and maybe learn from.