Performance anxiety, the game.

A gamelike exploration of performance anxiety

Carol Mertz
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Awards: Official Selection: Indie Bits Festival 2018

“Do something.” was created to capture the feeling of having performance anxiety. You’re told to “do something,” but have no instructions or concept of what to do, and you have to figure it out on your own. The controls randomize with each playthrough, so you can never truly know how to perform to please the audience.

All art was hand-drawn with pen, rotoscoped, then adjusted and cel-painted in photoshop. All programming was done in JavaScript using p5.play. All audio are Creative Commons 0 clips from freesound.org.

Play it now at carolmertz.itch.io/do-something