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There are times when you might feel completely helpless and yet just your presence will make a difference.

A few years ago on October 22nd my son who was just a few weeks old at the time was transferred by ambulance to intensive care nursery in a life-threatening condition. He was suffering from severe pain and fever.  

At the hospital, they were giving him medicine, paracetamol and morphine at regular intervals. He was connected to all sorts of very fragile cables and tubes that I would tore off just by holding him. Most of the time he would scream from pain with all his forces. It was heartbreaking.

The staff were extraordinary, really thoughtful. We've spent several days in quarantine in the small room. His illness was a threat to other newborns at the hospital.

I can still remember the anguish, remorse and exhaustion I felt at that time. I just gave birth to this little human being and I was risking of losing him so soon. I couldn't feel more helpless.


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This game was part of the #meditationGames project in 2019.
About October 22nd

Credits
game design, graphics and developpment by axoona
voice acting: axoona and her son
sounds from  https://freesound.org (sounds by straget, UsuarioLeal, renatofarabeuf, thegreatperson)

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October 22nd Windows.zip 21 MB
October 22nd Mac.app.zip 24 MB
October22nd Linux.zip 24 MB

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good experience,

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Really well done! Such a tough and personal experience, shared so elegantly in low-poly! Is your son alright now?

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Thank you for the kind words :)

Yes my son is allright, hopefully everything turned fine after a few days thank's to the medical care he received. It's such a chance that we have public medical care here in France that still works.