Entrant 2017

Flying Mollusk


Nevermind is a biofeedback-enhanced adventure thriller game that takes you into the darkly surreal world of the subconscious.

As you explore the abstract world within the minds of trauma survivors and solve the cryptic puzzles lurking within, biofeedback technology monitors potential feelings of moment-to-moment anxiety. If you let your fears get the best of you, the game will become more punishing. If you're able to calm yourself in the face of terror, the game will become more forgiving.

Nevermind strives to create a haunting gameplay experience that also teaches you how to be more aware of your internal responses to stressful situations. If you can learn to control your anxiety within the intense realm of Nevermind, imagine what you will be able to do when faced with stressful moments in the real world…

Nevermind explores themes of psychological trauma and PTSD and seeks to not only engage, but to also educate players about trauma and potentially become a tool that may be used within a therapeutic context.