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Break Stuff

by Amy Clare Fontaine

Slice of life
2019

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(based on 6 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

What better way to get over a breakup than smashing things?

In Break Stuff, you make decisions for a troubled young woman who just broke up with her boyfriend. When your old friend from high school comes over, she invites you to vent your negative feelings by breaking stuff. Who could resist?

Content warning: Self-harm, suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, profanity, mild sexual language. If you are feeling suicidal, want to hurt yourself, or are otherwise suffering from depressive or anxious symptoms, please contact the Crisis Text Line (https://www.crisistextline.org) or another organization who can help. You deserve to see tomorrow, and you are not alone.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2019
Current Version: Unknown
License: Freeware
Development System: Twine
IFID: 5EE81D5A-FC9C-4761-A973-C59F774C2077
TUID: wjc4en8dthqjbo66

Awards

29th Place - 25th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2019)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A powerful game about destruction and catharsis, October 6, 2019
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes
There are some things that definitely need trigger warnings, and the warning for this game is self-harm.

(Spoiler - click to show)This game uses bare styling in Twine, but it's text layout, pacing and link structure are very polished. The writing is descriptive, with some profanity appropriate to the situation you're in. I felt strong emotions during this, first feelings that drew me in and helped me identify with the character, and then feelings of horror as I chose the 'bad' choices later involving self-harm. I didn't know it would be that bad, which perhaps is how the protagonist feels.

A powerful game.


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