23 Jun 2022

The Immersive Escape

Life can be stressful at the best of times, and that’s before you look at the news. Escape is a natural reaction, even if it’s only for long enough to regather yourself.

If you’re autistic, escape is essential. In the research we carried out before we started building our VR game, we found that one of the key reasons autistic people play more games than neuro-typical people is to escape.

That’s hardly surprising. Although all autistic people are unique, they tend to find it difficult, through no fault of their own, to understand the rules others impose upon them – be friendly, make eye contact, sit quietly, speak when you’re spoken to, play along, don’t make a fuss.

But in the virtual VR world, none of this matters. It’s their own world, where they set the rules.

The immersive qualities of VR are well documented. It can lift you entirely out of your bedroom and take you as far away from reality as it’s possible to go. To new sights, new sounds, new experiences. It’s an escape to a reassuring place where you are in control, that you can experience at your own pace, on your own terms. Without the need to fall into line with the expectations of others.

A virtual world that is designed specifically for autistic people. Your own personal, immersive world, where you can truly be yourself. It’s the perfect getaway.

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