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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by Potato » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:37 pm

Frankly, this sounds like a job for crazy awesome indie developers. And I'm sorely disappointed in all of them for not doing it yet.
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Re: Crippling phobias

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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by Potato » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:52 pm

"Audio-only game!"

*Trailer is heavily visual, showing none of the actual point of the game*

Bravo, game dev. Bravo. Seems kinda completely shit from that demo anyway...I mean, is it common for blind people to constantly speak aloud about everything they walk by? Really fail way to realize the concept...

Shit, wasn't this thread about phobias? I'm out!
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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by Atario » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:09 pm

Potato wrote:Shit, wasn't this thread about phobias? I'm out!
Pfft, what are ya, afraid of phobias?
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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by SpunkySix » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:22 pm

Atario wrote:
Potato wrote:Shit, wasn't this thread about phobias? I'm out!
Pfft, what are ya, afraid of phobias?
Well, the idea was exploring an extreme fear of being out in the dark, both literally and figuratively, so that is still about a phobia that would cripple somebody, and could be experienced by a disabled person quite easily.

And yeah, as interesting as Blindside looks conceptually, I'm not seeing it capturing that sort of fear properly.
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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by Potato » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:53 pm

SpunkySix wrote:
Atario wrote:
Potato wrote:Shit, wasn't this thread about phobias? I'm out!
Pfft, what are ya, afraid of phobias?
Well, the idea was exploring an extreme fear of being out in the dark, both literally and figuratively, so that is still about a phobia that would cripple somebody, and could be experienced by a disabled person quite easily.

And yeah, as interesting as Blindside looks conceptually, I'm not seeing it capturing that sort of fear properly.
I believe the technical term is "half-assed". As in "He couldn't be bothered to actually simulate blindness so he half-assed it by just having some guy say everything he couldn't see."

I feel like the Oculus was made for this. :lol:

@Atario: That would be phobophobia, and no. How awful would that be? Like...That's a self-fulfilling shithole, right there. D:
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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by SpunkySix » Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:38 am

Potato wrote:I feel like the Oculus was made for this.
Interesting that you say that. You know that feeling of being unable to move in a dream? I'm guessing there's a phobia for that, and I feel like the Oculus could simulate that pretty well also. This would be relevant to somebody like Emi, for obvious reasons.
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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by Potato » Sat Jul 26, 2014 1:50 am

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Potato wrote:I feel like the Oculus was made for this.
Interesting that you say that. You know that feeling of being unable to move in a dream? I'm guessing there's a phobia for that, and I feel like the Oculus could simulate that pretty well also. This would be relevant to somebody like Emi, for obvious reasons.
I have never been unable to move in a dream. (Nightmares in which I am physically restrained and then murdered notwithstanding.)

I have, however, experienced complete paralysis in that weird state between awake and asleep. And it's horrible.

Why would that be relevant to Emi? As far as anybody knows, she can move in her dreams just fine and even if she can't, she expresses no phobia about it.
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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by SpunkySix » Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:04 am

Potato wrote:
SpunkySix wrote:
Potato wrote:I feel like the Oculus was made for this.
Interesting that you say that. You know that feeling of being unable to move in a dream? I'm guessing there's a phobia for that, and I feel like the Oculus could simulate that pretty well also. This would be relevant to somebody like Emi, for obvious reasons.
Why would that be relevant to Emi? As far as anybody knows, she can move in her dreams just fine and even if she can't, she expresses no phobia about it.
Because as somebody who loves running and needs to move, feeling totally unable to lift her "feet" and stuck would be incredibly frustrating and possibly panic-inducing. I've had dreams like that, and the whole time it's horribly uncomfortable and nerve-grating, to the point where it's way worse than the actual scary ones.

Think about if she got to the track one morning and realized she just couldn't run, ever, and if she tried, she'd be frozen in place despite giving an agonizing effort to move forward. Then think about if she kept trying for what felt like hours on end without taking any breaks, and maybe add in a crowd of people watching the whole thing.
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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by ZeronosVega » Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:48 pm

I have emetophobia, or the fear of vomiting, being nauseous, and being around those who could vomit. If I get so much as nauseous, I'm left incapacitated and will usually hover near a sink or toilet for hours on end until it passes or I finally vomit. My mother and I surmise that the phobia is a result of vomiting for the first time at the age of five. I do not recall this event, but she says it happened suddenly and with no indications that I was going to be sick.

I consider myself somewhat fortunate that I don't encounter my phobia often, as I don't get stomach viruses often and I don't hover around sick individuals due to having a somewhat weak immune system. The last major time this phobia came up was during my first talc pleurodesis in December of 2007, where I quickly learned that morphine very easily makes me nauseous, but I had to stick with it for a few days which made recovery less than comfortable. Fortunately, this experience made the next one that much easier because I could specifically request to not have morphine.

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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by KeiichiO » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:01 pm

ZeronosVega wrote:I have emetophobia, or the fear of vomiting, being nauseous, and being around those who could vomit.
I used to cry hysterically when others would be sick around me, or start freaking out when I felt I was going to be sick. I got over it pretty quickly, though, it still kinda freaks me out a bit.

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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by ZeronosVega » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:13 pm

KeiichiO wrote:I used to cry hysterically when others would be sick around me, or start freaking out when I felt I was going to be sick. I got over it pretty quickly, though, it still kinda freaks me out a bit.
I try and leave before others get sick in my presence. Aside from the fear of knowing someone is going to get sick (which makes me feel silly), being around someone vomiting makes me very nauseous which just starts the vicious cycle all over again.

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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by Munchenhausen » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:28 am

Potato wrote: I feel like the Oculus was made for this. :lol:
There are a lot of Oculus horror games.
Hell, there was actually a CBT thing that was cancelled, designed to simulate phobic situations of varying degrees to help people get over them. Did things like simulate being on a high scaffoding to help people with vertigo, and there was a set of corridors that gradually got narrower and narrower to aid people with claustrophobia.

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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by ParagonTerminus » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:16 pm

Munchenhausen wrote:I only use mine for Simulators and/or porn.
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Re: Crippling phobias

Post by Atario » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:16 pm

Munchenhausen wrote:there was a set of corridors that gradually got narrower and narrower to aid people with claustrophobia
DRR… DRR… DRR…
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