Selfless embodies everything about its creator, Easton. It shows his incredible artistic abilities, his keen eye for details, his love and compassion for others and, most importantly, his ability to stay strong through whatever life throws at him. One can feel the time and dedication put toward this project. It is beautiful, full of love and is an experience one can't forget. Truly phenomenal.
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Selfless is an interactive sonnet about my experience coming out. Growing up in a religious, conservative home in the Midwestern United States, grappling with my identity was difficult. I was struggling for a long time trying to find a compromise between my orientation and my upbringing.
In Selfless, I sought to explore my personal and artistic growth during that event through interaction, sketchbook illustrations, and photographs. Conveying my narrative, through the player's engagement with multiple perspectives of my family and my identity.
All proceeds will be donated to the It Gets Better Project. I'm asking for $7.70 with each download as 77% of LGBTQ youth in America say they know things will get better. Being able to share this game now, I know things do get better.
Update 4/6/19: I'm now asking for $4.20 with each download as 42% of LGBTQ youth in America say the communities in which they live is not accepting of LGBT people.
Update 4/13/19: I'm now asking for $2.60 with each download as 26% of LGBTQ youth in America say their biggest problems are not feeling accepted by their family, trouble with bullying, and a fear of being out/open.
Update 4/20/19: I'm no longer asking for required donations. Selfless is now free to play. All further donations will continue to benefit the It Gets Better Project. Donors will receive a digital pdf of the Selfless artbook/zine/poem.
Update 4/20/20: Thank you to everyone who contributed their time and resources to supporting both this work and the It Gets Better Project! I am proud to announce that together we donated $214.60 towards this foundation! <3
Your patience and time with Selfless is appreciated. The experience is about 30 minutes long.
Music by Elizabeth Castaño
Vocals by Geena Kaye
Cello performed by Chris Gao
The game is intended to be played with the trackpad or mouse, but spacebar support is included for accessibility. Input may vary depending on your setup.
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Selfless was such an incredible experience. The visual was so calming and breathtaking, and I am truly amazed by the the vulnerability and resilience throughout the story. I saw the searching and finding of self. I felt the love and pain of growing up.
Selfless is such a beautiful understanding of identity and vulnerability. The visual design in this is breathtaking! So happy to see it finished. ♥ ♥ ♥
Vulenarable, honest, and beautiful
So beautiful! It’s art like this that displays the resilience of love and the strength of heart. Thank you for sharing your story — it's incredibly inspiring <3