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During the summer of 2017, my grandmother suddenly suffered a stroke. I became one of the over 700,000 family members that have to cope with the uncertain and challenging time after this kind of trauma occurs. I soon realized that if I was going to emotionally survive this, I'd have to find a way to funnel my feelings into something I could communicate outward.

Visiting the hospice every day, telling my grandmother stories intended to comfort and encourage her, being trapped in a seemingly endless loop, never knowing whether a triumphant recovery or the final goodbye awaited us... those are the feelings that I have used to make this experience.

If you give this a try, I thank you. If it hits too close to home, I understand and wish you well.


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hospice_win32_v1.1.zip 16 MB
hospice_win64_v1.1.zip 18 MB
hospice_linux_universal_v1.1.zip 32 MB
hospice_mac_universal_v1.1.zip 31 MB

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This experience was so powerful and is going to stay with me. I really appreciated being able to lean back when I needed to. If I couldn't, I think I would have left the room earlier. But I didn't want to leave the room because I was worried that when I did your grandma was then going to pass away. My mum died after not recovering from a stroke, I wish I had told her more beautiful memories of our lives like this.

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, and that it was a similar situation. Thanks so much for playing, I know it is a hard game for many to experience.


Wow. This was chilling, and reminds me so much of when my grandma went into a diabetic coma and never recovered. My mom and I would visit every evening and stay the night while she was in hospice. The breathing when you got close in the game made me so uncomfortable, because it was so real. Thank you for sharing this experience and know you're not alone.

Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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Thank you for sharing this experience. 


Thank you so much for playing and for writing to me.

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It's said that games are one of the best methods for sharing stories and communicating your thoughts and ideas with other people...so, thank you for sharing your story here. Playing it I was reminded of something I was forced to experience not too long ago, while it did hit pretty close to home I kept playing because I wanted to know as much as I could. 

So thank you for sharing this here, I recorded a short video of your game, if you would like me to take it down I can completely understand.

Thank you so much for playing, commenting, and taking the time to do this video. I'm sorry that you've been through something similar. Your voice over is very moving and I am glad that this resonated with you and that you shared your thoughts with me.

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This short animatic feature tells very well about the outlook of waiting your family figure lying there at hospital bed, when facing the frail body brings the doldurms but also some tiny hope of reality... And you are unable to do anything but calling memories said figure, hoping those will reach them, too (reminding me to certain member of family; sadly had passed away, also with  stroke that is kind of derivative for us :') )

Thank you so much for playing and for commenting. I am sorry that you have gone through something similar.

interesting game... Try uploading it to indiemarket.net you mite get a bit more publicity on there

Thank you!