Little Party is a short story video game about your daughter’s all-nighter party. In short, it has you playing the mother of Suzanne during her all-night party hosted in your own house. You, as a single mother with nowhere else to go, have to patiently and rather awkwardlyendure. You can’t join in, you’re told not to interfere, and so you find yourself almost imprisoned in your own house, although it’s not as grim as all that. You’re left to continuously puzzle what they’re doing in the next room, wondering what action each noise belongs to, and perhaps worrying if they’re trashing the place.
Ryan Clement is a PhD candidate in the University of Waterloo’s Department of English Language and Literature and a researcher with the University of Waterloo Games Institute. He researches emergent narrative through games and possible applications. He is also a tabletop game designer.