Platform(s): Windows, OS X
“Outcasted is a stand-alone first-person-simulation for mac and PC that tries to establish a consciousness towards the social exclusion that homeless people experience every day. You slip into the role of a person that is living and penhandling on the streets of an average western city. The main task is to beg from the passing pedestrians in order to receive monetary or material attention. As you find yourself being ignored by most of the passer-by‘s, your goal is to find someone who is willing to start a conversation in order to learn about the reasons and circumstances that were responsible for your situation.” – Developer
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.