The Word Is Not The Thing 4+

A journey into yourself

Mavenmob

Designed for iPad

    • $1.99

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Description

An experimental indie game where you play with your emotions, seeing if you use words to escape from a feeling.

While exploring fear, your relationship to words, and the emotional effect they have on you, discover what happens when you understand that the word is never the thing.

It's not so much about jumping and shooting as it is about you observing your own emotional connection to words and playing with those emotions, seeing if you use words to escape from a feeling.

It’s a unique game of exploration and discovery through the human condition, using your emotional connection to words as a mechanic in itself.

Inspired by the 20th century philosopher J. Krishnamurti, whose subject matter included psychological revolution, the nature of mind, meditation, inquiry and human relationships.

Interact with the environment, paintings and other characters through a story that unfolds over 3 days and five locations: the home, the commute, the office, nature, and the self.

The Word Is Not The Thing goes into separating the word from the feeling, allowing us to discover for ourselves what happens when we don't let the word interfere with the direct perception of the feeling. Not rejecting the word, or suppressing it, but seeing its effect. Not running away with explanations, or with another set of words. Seeing that escape. And doing nothing about it. Not just saying you get it, but actually doing it.

Emotionality is the difficulty; the words get harder to deal with depending on your emotional connection to any given word. Choose to go inside yourself and go up against your core fear.

FEATURES

- Experimental indie game, where emotions are the mechanic.
- Minimalistic black and white world to explore with emotions driven through words.
- Find, discover and remove words, seeing if you use words to escape from feelings.
- An emotional dark synthwave-inspired soundtrack.
- A story unfolding over 3 days through 5 areas, the home, the commute, the office, nature and yourself.
- Designed to be finished in a single session with the total time to play through the game being 45 to 60 minutes.

Check out the game page at http://mavenmob.com/theword

Stay in touch on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mavenmob

What’s New

Version 1.0.2

Bug fix.

App Privacy

The developer, Mavenmob, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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