Escort Yourself Out

Student Entrant 2019

UC Davis
Violet Elder


Escort Yourself Out is an escort-mission-style game in which you must help your childhood self navigate triggering environments. While moving through everyday spaces fraught with triggers, you must take action to care for yourself in order to successfully navigate the situation. You will also navigate some of the thoughts and concerns that came up for the creator while making the game.

Everybody experiences mental illness and trauma differently. This game is representative of some of the creator's experiences, and no one else's. The creator makes no claim to represent a universal experience of mental illness or trauma, but, rather, just one manifestation of these things. The game was part of an academic project completed in June, 2018, that looked into how making autobiographical games about mental illness might be therapeutic for the creator.