Jamie Lin

Spiral is a game that re-imagines my thesis journey into a classic hero's journey.

Spiral is a storytelling game that draws parallels between the trials of the thesis process and an epic adventure. Because we often live moment to moment, we tend to forget that every experience is part of a larger narrative. However, when we listen to stories, they enable us to anticipate obstacles without fear and see reward in struggle. By recreating each of my challenges during thesis as a playable stage in the classic hero's journey, my hope is to surface the connection between struggle and growth, so that the player can find these moments in their everyday lives.