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attempt quest 1

attempt quest 1 is an abstract, autobiographical game i made in 2004 – i would have been around 21. i can’t remember showing it to anyone, posting it anywhere. i don’t remember making it, didn’t remember that it existed until i found it in an old corner of my web host. but playing it, i could identify it as mine, like deja vu, or like being shown a drawing you did as a kid. at that time in my life, i was dealing with isolation, depression, sorting out my identity, and a fear of my own mortality that has never left me, just transformed. i put all these into this little game that i was too scared to show anyone.

eight years later, the world is finally ready for your dumb little game, kid anna. you can download attempt quest 1 here.


  1. okfmoc wrote:

    makes me ponder and leaves me satisfied. again, thanks for making these things.

    1/31/2013 at 7:56 pm | permalink
  2. L wrote:

    “we dropped the axe”.

    1/31/2013 at 8:23 pm | permalink
  3. mks wrote:

    life is the process of learning to be a human being :3

    2/1/2013 at 4:14 pm | permalink
  4. ButtercupSaiyan wrote:

    It was pretty adorable, and also sad. I think everyone has those feelings, especially when no one seems to talk about it anymore after grasping it for the first time.

    But everyone has those moments of blistering epiphany that peel back the veil, a brush with death, the loss of someone of death… the part about male socialization and fear really hit me.

    Making the character part of the question mark was neat. Bit of metadesign there.

    2/1/2013 at 4:20 pm | permalink
  5. ButtercupSaiyan wrote:

    The part with the player as question mark dot helped me figure out a puzzle room in Antichamber called “FLY??” Thanks Anna!

    2/2/2013 at 1:59 pm | permalink
  6. daphny wrote:

    L do you know what ‘we dropped the axe’ is in reference to? because ma’am can’t remember some of the room titles at all

    2/2/2013 at 11:14 pm | permalink
  7. Weirds me out because I’m 22 now. Yay for my having done nothing of worth yet. Really cool though!

    2/9/2013 at 5:36 pm | permalink

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