Insomnia(c): Video Game Space as the representation of the creator's psyche

Mylène Ben Osman

Insomnia(c) is a fever dream-like experience that unfolds within the confines of a bedroom. Created by Mylène Ben Osman, the game invites players into the creative and personal space of its creator. Inspired by surreal art, this experimental game explores the intricacies of the human mind. Through object interactions, players unlock doors to a deeper understanding of the creator's psyche, transforming the virtual space into a symbolic canvas that blurs the lines between reality and imagination. The project creates a bridge between different art mediums that have played a crucial role in the creative process of the game's creator. It proposes a broader understanding of how virtual spaces can be used to tell stories and evoke emotions.

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Mylène Ben Osman

is a Visual Artist & Game Designer based in Berlin, Germany.
Her work essentially focuses on environment art and the creation of meaningful games and experiences. Mysteries of the mind and dark nature are themes that are often represented in her creations. And used to convey strong emotions to her audience.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

In a place where I feel at home

What is a good design for you?

An eye-catching design

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

Accepting mistakes

Who or what inspires you?

Contradictory emotions

How do you approach a new project?

By thinking about what I want to express

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

Don't be scared of experimenting. Think about the emotions you want to evoke

Have you changed during your studies? How?

Yes. I feel like I own my place in the gaming industry

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

To invite people to interact with my own worlds

What are you not going to miss in your studies?

The university's lack of professionalism regarding communication and organization

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

With a long day of doing nothing