FRESHMAN YEAR

Freshman Year was released on April 20, 2015 by  Nina Freeman , Laura Knetzger and Stephen Lawrence Clark who also developed the game. Freshman Year is a simulation of college life.

Freshman Year is a vignette game about an ordinary night in the life a college freshman named Nina. Nina’s best friend Jenna invites her to meet up at a local bar with some classmates. Jenna is sort of flaky though, so Nina has to navigate the party by herself. You play as Nina, texting with her friend Jenna as you mingle, dance, drink and wait.

This game is autobiographical, based on the experience of designer Nina Freeman. Please be aware that this game depicts scenarios that may be distressing to people who have experienced sexual abuse.

A young freshman girl gets sexually assaulted outside a bar, and her supposed best friend brushes it off like it’s nothing. Her friend just acts like, “Oh, this is what happens to young women and that’s that.” Our culture has accepted this kind of behavior as “boys will be boys.” It’s a social problem that should be addressed.

Sure it’s short but it gets the point across quickly. It is halfway between a choose your own adventure book and point and click adventure a la Sierra games in the 80’s.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Operating SystemWindows XP or better
CPUIntel ATom or better
Memory100 MB or more
Hard Drive Space10 MB
Graphics HardwareIntegrated or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required

This game was made using Flixel.

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