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 awakens slowly. Looking and feeling like she's been hit to the head with a spade. She cowers from the daylight. Doom permeates.
Butterflies rise, and push into panic.
There's no rum left.
She looks around confused and upset.
Slowly she gets her bearings and forces herself to breathe slowly.
She looks down at her knickers and remembers. She can hear a baby's voice, a sinking feeling.