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Statement or Misstep is the series where we examine pieces of media with plots or messages that could be either considered interesting insights into controversial topics or idiotic attempts at being deep.
Some how a game managed to express a complex and often invisible relationship between those who perform self harm, the world around them, and their stress relief mechanism.
To give away Air Pressure’s plot fully without giving a spoiler warning does it’s amazing narrative a grave injustice. While the game presents itself as a man dealing with a overbearing but very alluring and loving girlfriend, Air Pressure has a deeper story.
So if you are someone that wants to experience it’s short but great story before we start, you can play the game for free here or download it for free straight from the creator here. A hidden narrative that once the game ends and you have realized what you experienced, you have to replay to see if you can spot the clues to the ultimate truth. She is the embodiment of your long relationship with self-harm.
Cause as much as Air Pressure tries to present that it’s just a day your girlfriend is attempting to nag you and yet embrace you, for you to take her out on the town if you try to leave, that you shouldn’t avoid her touch. Self-harm is deliberate harm of one’s self by either pulling hair, not eating enough, purposefully digesting hazardous materials, and various other habits with the most discussed and noted form being cutting.
Game creator Bento Smile has created a game with some of the strongest story elements I have ever seen.
Wording a mental illness as a abusive relationship you just can’t escape might come off as cliche to some, but here it’s near a masterwork in the context of this story.