You Must be 18 or Older to Enter

Student Entrant 2017

University of Southern California, Ohio University
Seemingly Pointless


Winner of IndieCade's Media Choice Award, 'You Must be 18 or Older to Enter' is about being a kid looking at porn for the first time. Through interactive fiction elements combined with ASCII styled art and diegetic audio, 'You Must be 18 or Older to Enter' blurs several genres together to create an anxious experience. It is akin to horror, yet the fear is of being caught by parentals and being embarrassed of looking at the human body. The ASCII art makes the images hard to read close up, easing the player embody a child-like role of seeing familiar things but not understanding the deeper implications.