Choose-your-own adventure game about sexual harassment.
Shawahnah H, Sophie G, Zari W, Aliyah McD, Jessica M
"How Would You React?" is a choose-your-own adventure game about sexual harassment. It was coded using Python, HTML, and CSS. The player makes decisions throughout a day in the life of a female college student as she experiences and reacts to sexual harassment.
After the rise of the #MeToo movement, more and more young girls realized how prevalent sexual harassment is. There is no way for them to prepare for events in which they may face sexual harassment.
We created a game called "How Would You React?" in which the player can safely experience and respond to sexual harassment. Teenage girls can have a better understanding of what may happen if they are in a dangerous situation, and we provided resources if they, or someone they know, has experienced sexual harassment. Anyone can experience sexual harassment, so extensions that we were unfortunately unable to include were a male storyline and a gender-neutral storyline.
One technical problem we faced was creating difficulty levels for the game. This created three separate storylines that were coded by three people. It was difficult to merge the code since everyone has a different style of coding, but we were able to overcome it by communicating with each other and asking for assistance from the teaching team.