For Loop

Game Design / Development

For Loop is a video game about mental loops and fixations.
During gameplay, a player engages in conversation with a nebulous, knotted, character who is stuck within a mental fixation, running through different anxieties and scenarios in their mind. The goal of the game is to guide the character through the experience towards peace.
In code, we can create never ending ‘for loops’ that are self referential and enclosed. From personal experience and in conversation with others, this feels similar to the way we often experience fixations. As of now, there is no way to win the game—the loop goes on forever.