Nula: Butterflies Rise is a decision-making game that explores the experience of living with anxiety.
Inspired by puzzle adventure games of the early 90s like Myst, the surreal comedy of Flann O'Brien, and the author's experience of living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Nula creates an immersive textual experience, an insight into the daily struggle anxiety can be.
Nula jumps to the furthest of the ‘floor islands’, landing carefully on one foot, waving her arms for balance. She zig-zags awkwardly toward the door, avoiding objects at her feet. Butterflies decrease slightly, but the tolerance bar shrinks.
She looks down at the doorknob: