MEET THE CREATIVE
Going home again
How artist Heather Gross rediscovered herself by designing Oxenfree.
Choice-Based Narrative Game
In the award-winning indie game Oxenfree, you play as a reticent blue-haired teenage girl named Alex, who along with her friends (and some frenemies) spends the night on a spooky supernatural island in the Pacific Northwest.
Through detailed character development and incorporating real-life memories into the action, lead artist and illustrator Heather Gross was able to not only create a compelling protagonist, but also find herself along the way – and come to understand the importance of home.