On Christmas 2019 I had to face a time of big emotional distress. A sum of stress at work, personal issues and family problems have brought me to reflect on my past. In the meantime, I got back making art and comics and I've started to think about an interactive comic. The Ballad of the Past Lou is a little experience about that.
The ballad is a short game about coping with the past. I used for that the Dickens trope of the ghost of Christmas past, but I tried to couple it with some surreal humour (which I love). Lou's friends act as narrators and commenters, making remarks on your choices.
For this piece I used hand made watercolor drawings, which I then cut out and reassembled with photos and digital backgrounds to come up with a collage effect.
The game has been created in Unity with Fungus