No More Sweden 2018: Consensual

“Consensual” by Alexandra Dahlberg.

“An interactive story about those so called blurred lines. [… A] piece of interactive fiction telling the tale about a couple going to bed at night. It’s a tale experienced by many. It’s also a tale of sexual consent. About the word no. And about […] the lack of those things and what that might mean for the people involved.”

This atmospheric story, which is perfectly complemented by the background music and the slight changes in the font throughout the game, provides an intense insight into a person who just does not want sex with their own partner, but feels ‘committed’ to it. It’s about the question of consent.

Even if you are in an intimate relationship with someone for years, there is no automatic right to sex. Consent is not automatically given because you had sex with someone before. Consent is not automatically given when you are in a relationship with each other. Consent is not automatically given because you are married to each other. Consent is given, when your partner says ‘Yes’ to it. It’s easy as that.

And yet there are still enough idiots out there who do not understand that. Maybe this game will help them to understand the concept of consent. >>PLAY