Hypothetical Titles of the game: Empathy’s Crossroad or The helper’s struggle. 


To explain my message and the drive behind my choice of topic, there are reasons why I chose this topic. Firstly, people often perceive others’ refusal to be of assistance as a rude connotation. While in some cases that might be true, in my experience, my refusal to help is often a way that I stay within the confines of my comfort zone, disabling any interactions that might lead me to a decision I’ll regret. Secondly, as friends often comment that I overthink or over analyze situations unnecessarily, I realized they don’t understand why I think the way I do. 

As much as i want to showcase my train of thoughts i also hope to understand why i often think so deeply about things after the fact while i can’t change anything about its occurrence. I want to include all the thoughts that I struggle to choose between in certain situations of my life and also maybe hypothesize how my thought structure would be in similar future situations. I think I’ll include some scenarios from highschool, current scenarios in my university experience, and hypothetical scenarios when I graduate. This could mimic levels in a way and I could relate certain situations for example between highschool and college or college and career. I would imagine as I mature, the situations I find myself in will be more urgent in a call for action way. Therefore, i’ll include urgency to take a decision in a similar less urgent situation in highschool and relate it to the character’s maturity learning curve.  


To help myself structure the development of the game i would reflect on

  1. The reason each situation makes me uncomfortable or want to avoid interaction
  2. Compare my normal decision making style with these unplanned situations
  3. Why does decision making make me anxious 
  4. The effect of regret on my decision making 
  5. Why do i critically analyze past situations 


I think discussing these points with the people closest to me would aid me to gain different perspectives and observe their expectations of why my thought process is structured that way.