You spend a day seeing how many coins you can fit into the hollows above your collarbones. You're losing yourself first in inches, then moments... Will you survive yourself?
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Feb 26, 2018
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About This Game

Did your ceiling always look like that?

Your vision peels at the edges, folding in. Everything is white, empty. You spend a day seeing how many coins you can fit into the hollows above your collarbones.

You wonder how long it will take until there is nothing left of you to touch.


Overview
Made in 48 hours for the Global Game Jam 2018, Shrinking Pains is a short narrative experience that explores a semi-autobiographical struggle with anorexia.

Story
Play as a sufferer of anorexia as they navigate their life and relationships.

Features
  • Choose your partner preference before you play.
  • Strong black and white visuals.
  • Immersive original soundtrack.
  • Multiple endings.
  • Explores mental health.
  • Narrative driven visual novel.

Characters

Isabella is a gentle girl with a wicked sense of humour. She is a professional violinist with a great love of sitcoms.



Taylor is prickly young man with a warm heart. He works as a software engineer by day and sells his knitting on Etsy in his spare time.



Yuuto has been your best friend for years and put up with your emotional baggage as long as he's known you. He's reliable, dependable and can't text to save his life.



Vivienne's claw-like nails chime against her wineglass when she's talking. They leave long red marks against your skin as she pulls you to the door...



Hunter looks good smoking in his leather jacket. When he puts his hand on your neck you don't know if you feel excited or scared...

Content Warning
Shrinking Pains deals with potentially distressing themes of mental illness and destructive behaviour. Be warned that some of the content is fairly graphic and may be upsetting to some players.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Nudity or Sexual Content, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Vista SP1+
    • Processor: SSE2
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DX10
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 50 MB available space

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