“What is a healthy relationship?”
About this Project:
In this project, you will be able to see how I used Twine and Scratch to create a small interactive story and characters. With the help from Global Kids Girl Hack, I was able to understand how both Twine and Scratched functioned. It was fun to do it this way because Twine let me create the story and background while Scratch let me create characters with expressions and also show them chatting.
The focus of this project is on healthy relationships because I think it's very important to learn more about what a healthy relationship really is like. Healthy relationships can mean very different things for different people but it shouldn't mean that there is any kind of abuse. I also did not just want to focus on romantic relationships which is what most people think of when they hear the words healthy relationship. I also wanted to focus on relationships that happen between your friend or your sibling or your teacher for example. Throughout the game, you see relationships develop from how the characters communicated with each other and then you have to decide whether or not it was a healthy relationship, with an explanation provided afterwards.
The relationships that I included in my project were ones that I created on my own but I also wanted to include the experiences in my life. I went through some unhealthy relationships between my friends and my childhood life so by writing about them and using them in this project, it made it really personal. The experiences that I went through really impacted me before but now that I talk about it I am more expressive about it and it's still there but not as much as it used to be.
If I could continue to work on this project, I would improve and add more stories because there are many other relationships that could have been addressed or relationships that could have been a bit more educational and more realistic. I would also love to to talk to other people who have experienced these types of relationships and how they feel about it and what they went through. I hope this project would raise awareness and help others.