A virtual museum about Autism

An exploration of some of the ingredients and traits of the ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder, from the point of view of an Adult Autistic - my point of view of my own autism.

Collect items that represent autistic traits. They all come together in the final room.

A game about Autism (Asperger).

Running the Game

  • WEB VERSION WORKS ONLY ON CHROME AND FIREFOX!
  • Works perfectly under Windows and Linux.
  • Download binaries if you are using other browsers. If you are having trouble with the mouse or sound, download the playable binaries instead of playing on the browser!
  • Beware: this is NOT A MOBILE GAME.

Instructions

  • W, A, S, D: Walk
  • Hold Shift: Run
  • Alt+Enter: Toggle Full-Screen
  • E: Action
  • F: Continue Dialog

Production Notes

Made in 72 hours, from scratch, by myself, alone, for Ludum Dare 48.

  • ALL the art from scratch in Blender.
  • Photos from Pexels (all Royalty free, no credit needed), then adjusted and prepared for textures of the 3D models.
  • Sounds from freesound, additional sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com. Main music from https://www.zapsplat.com.
  • Game developed in Godot Engine, also from scratch.
  • Calling autistic traits "ingredients" and the spectrum as "soup" was an inspiration from the artist Cypopps.
  • To make things even better, April is Autism Acceptance Month, so this game matches this month perfectly.

Download

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

ldjam48-the-spectrum-soup-x64.exe 53 MB
ldjam48-the-spectrum-soup-x32.exe 53 MB
ldjam48-the-spectrum-soup-linux.x86_64 54 MB
ldjam48-the-spectrum-soup-linux.x86 53 MB

Development log

Comments

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(+1)

Superb game! I played this on Chrome and had no problems, but even when I recollect all the ingredients and finally make the soup, there are still 4 red doors that remain locked. Why?

Thank you! The 4 doors are an analogy for the unopened/unique parts of your mind.

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I'm autistic and I never saw anything that is able to express what it is so well in such a small amount of time

Thank you! Good to hear that :)

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As an autistic ... this is so well made. I'll definetly consider this as an interactive tool to help those around me understand me a bit better. Can't wait to show other neurodivergent folk this nice little experience.

Now, for the nitty-gritty:

Game ran very smoothly, without complication. The graphics are simple and not overwhelming, yet portray what they should. The 'soup' concept is a good metaphor for the varying compositions of each Autistic's perception and life. 

Very well done :D

(+1)

Thanks a lot for the detailed review and nice feedback! I'm happy to hear, that as an autistic, you also identify with what is shown in the game.

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I have Autism, so I'm wondering what this will  be like.

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I'm the creator of the game and I'm autistic as well, that's why I created the game. I hope you will identify with something in the game :) Let me know what do you think.

its not working and im on chrome :/

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Thanks for reporting. Hmm I tested in Chrome both in Linux and Windows and it works. What's your system?

I know that in Firefox it's guaranteed to work.

Or could you instead try to download one of the binaries then? :)

i cant download it because when i try to it dosent show up

Do you use Windows, Linux or Mac?

I use mac sometimes

but the main thing is that it freezes when it starts to load at the start

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This is amazing, always loved the concept of digital museums/interactive educative applications and you nailed it. Great work!

Thank you!