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South African team wins international gaming award

1 April 2019 5:59 PM
Tags:
Sexual abuse
Video games
gender based violence
borderline personality disorder
Game developer Bahiyya Khan says the game is about a young woman who was sexually abused and has borderline personality disorder.

Game developer Bahiyya Khan and her team recently won the $3 000 and the award for ‘Best Student Game’ at the Independent Games Festival in San Francisco.

'After Hours' is a full motion video game - it incorporates actual footage outside of animation.

Game developer Khan says the game is about a young woman who was sexually abused as a child and has borderline personality disorder as a result of that.

Khan says she made the game during her final year of university in 2017 to highlight gender-based violence and the stigma of mental illness.

It is quite different to the kind of games people are used to consuming and people that don't play a a lot of video games are like oh I didn't expect this. Both demographics are still quite rattled by the subject mater. Often people do not know how to express what they feel after the game.

Bahiyya Khan, Game developer

The game operates on two levels, you play as the character but also as an observer. I just wanted people who do not know what it is like to have borderline or have been sexually abused to understand where people come from once they have a disorder or have been sexually abused. For people who have been sexually abused or have borderline, it is meant to make them feel less alone.

Bahiyya Khan, Game developer

Click on the link below to hear more about the game....


This article first appeared on 702 : South African team wins international gaming award


1 April 2019 5:59 PM
Tags:
Sexual abuse
Video games
gender based violence
borderline personality disorder

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