after HOURS is a vignette, FMV game, that allows players a glimpse into the life of Lilith Gray – a young woman who was molested as a child and suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder as a result. By spending a night alone with Lilith in her bedroom and subsequently, her head, players learn Lilith’s story by adopting a double gaze: that of the player witnessing Lilith’s story and piecing together why she behaves and responds as she does and to an extent, the gaze of Lilith herself.
Country: South Africa
Keywords: borderline personality disorder // sexual assault // full motion video
Content Warnings: Self harm, sexual assault
Category: Digital game (PC)
Recommended Age: 15+
Achievements: Independent Games Festival 2019 Winner (Best Student Game)
- Article: South African team wins international gaming award (Mail&Guardian, 24/03/2019)
About the Creators: Bahiyya Khan, Claire Meekel, Tim Flusk, Abi Meekel
(The whole team is South African)
Bahiyya Khan is a multiple award winning game designer, writer and director. She loves poetry, pop-punk music and dancing.
Claire Meekel is a multidisciplinary artist who enjoys listening to k-pop and shooting short films.
Tim Flusk is a game developer who lectures in Game Design. He is currently doing his Masters in rendering black people in digital spaces.
Abi Meekel is a multidisciplinary artist and musician. She loves her piano very much.