Howdy! My name is Slim Pickens and I’m back with another surrealist horror adventure for you! The title is Departure. This is a very personal tale for me, for reasons that shall likely become apparent as you play. However, I believe the themes of low self esteem , the presiding feeling that all the people that love you might be lying to you, and the feeling that you are burden on others might be understood by some members of this community. If it isn’t entirely universal.
Take a harrowing and surrealist journey down a lonesome road. Drive through the night to make it to your family. Try not to fall victim to hallucinations or exhaustion. Or that oddly shaped shadow that keeps appearing in your rear view mirror. Or those pale white eyes peering out from between the trees. Or the figure in the back seat.
The story is playable from beginning to end, but I might add a few more chapters. We’ll see how things go.
CONTENT WARNING: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE, THEMES OF SELF HARM, AND DRUG ABUSE
I know it opens with a text wall, but you’ll understand why in the next few pages. That being said, let me know if it is too much.
Please leave feedback, good or bad. Anything you want to say.
PAQ(Potentially Asked Questions)
This is the worst thing I have ever read! Can you send me a link to your other work so I know what I need to avoid?
Sure! I currently have a WIP that can be found here
Northern Elysium Hotel(WIP)
And another complete story that can be found here
If you have feedback on these, send me a DM!
Where did you get the idea for this?
Long car ride. Self hatred.
Why ‘Slim Pickens’?
Because he does the right thing and rides the bomb to hell. Also, because it sound like “slim pickings”.
I don’t understand (specific detail of the plot)!
There is a certain degree of ambiguity pervading throughout the story that is inherent to the genre, but I don’t want any confusion as to the broad strokes or abstract theme. At the same time, I would encourage you to come up with your own interpretation. If you have any questions, simply ask them. Ideally, with spoiler tags.