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.
There's also a collage of photos taken on a disposable camera of Alex and Nula, Nula driving them on a coast somewhere, a picture of Alex as a baby sleeping on his mum's stomach, a picture of Nula drawing Alex, and various friends.
The faint sound of a baby crying can be heard upstairs. Butterflies rise.
Nula ascends to the landing. Intermingled with the sound of crying is the sound of a man and woman having rough sex. Nula hesitates and pulls out a cigarette from a peppermint tin. She looks toward you, and mutters 'what should I do?'