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Thank you for the time you put into experiencing the TSOTG evaluation software. Your performance was analyzed with great interest by clinical staff.

Thank you for the time you put into experiencing the TSOTG evaluation software. Your enthusiasm and willingness to share your train of thought were highly appreciated. Your performance was analyzed with great interest by clinical staff.

Thank you for the time you put into experiencing the TSOTG evaluation software. Your form was received and analyzed by clinical staff. Expect form 73-D in your mail box in the coming day.

Indeed Bokanowski falls under a similar aesthetic than our main visual influences for TSOTG, the brothers Quay and Jan Svankmajer (especially the latter, since he always included more actors and live performances in his output).

Thank you for the time you put into experiencing the TSOTG evaluation software. Your performance was analyzed with great interest by clinical staff.

The game is not an easy one, indeed, and you handled it well. It is a straightforward experience, though, so no hidden secret ending or anything, do not worry, you did not miss anything, as far as we can tell. Thank you for your kind words towards us at the end, as well.

Thank you for the time you put into experiencing the TSOTG evaluation software. Your performance was analyzed with great interest by clinical staff.

Thank you for the time you put into experiencing the TSOTG evaluation software. We are sorry you experienced discomfort during testing, but it is a known side-effect.

Thank you for the time you put into experiencing the TSOTG evaluation software. Your form was received and analyzed by clinical staff. Expect form 73-D in your mail box in the coming day. 

Thank you for the time you put into experiencing the TSOTG evaluation software. Your performance was analyzed with great interest by clinical staff.

Thank you for the time you put into experiencing the TSOTG evaluation software. Your performance was analyzed with great interest by clinical staff.

Thank you for the time you put into experiencing the TSOTG evaluation software. The TSOTG software was not designed to be a game (not in the commonly thought of sense, at least) and we were careful to correctly label it accordingly.

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Thank you for the time you put into experiencing the TSOTG evaluation software. Your form was received and analyzed by clinical staff. Expect form 73-D in your mail box in the coming day. The TSOTG software was not designed to be a game (not in the commonly thought of sense, at least) and we were careful to correctly label it accordingly.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our software experience. Do not worry about your reaction. The TSOTG test software is not intended for every type of patient profile. Hence why we hesitated in calling it a 'game', as it felt like a dishonest misnomer.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our software experience. Sense of dread was determined as one of the possible side-effects of using the software, so your reaction is completely normal.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our software experience. Your generosity in sharing the train of thought behind each of your answers was greatly appreciated by the clinical staff.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our software experience.  We believe you have already been sent a form 73-D via email, prior to publishing a video of your performance. It should not, however, alter the results described in the form.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our software experience.  For a more in-depth analysis, do not hesitate to send a properly filled form 42-B to the address provided on the form itself.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our software experience.  For a more in-depth analysis, do not hesitate to send a properly filled form 42-B to the address provided on the form itself.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our software experience. Your willingness to embrace introspection honors you. For a more in-depth analysis, do not hesitate to send a properly filled form 42-B to the address provided on the form itself.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our software experience. Side effects documentation does include confusion, so your reaction is perfectly normal.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our software examination. Even though the language barrier was a slight issue in your evaluation, clinical staff appreciated watching and studying your video performance.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our software examination. Your willingness to share your train of thought was highly appreciated by the clinical staff who studied your video performance.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our software examination. Your experience took you into interesting and unexpected subject matters. 

Thank you for taking the time to complete our software experience. You are not the first patient to state the software generates a virus detection. To the best of our knowledge, there is no such malicious code inside the TSOTG software. Were you using Malware Bytes, by any chance?

Thank you for your time and consideration for our examination software. Even though there was a language barrier, studying your performance on video was very interesting.

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There is no fail state in the software (you cannot be 'Game Over') nor are there opposing forces against the patient. Think of it as a walking simulator. Note, however, that two of the different possible endings demand the patient to simulate some form of harm, but none of those situations linger nor makes a spectacle of it.

Every new diorama is introduced by a sudden change in lighting and the sound of a projector being turned on, which might constitute a surprise for certain patients, depending on how they approach the interactive zones (although the zones are clearly indicated by floating lights).

It is a difficult question to answer, since it relies on a lot of personal preferences, but we assume it is a safe experience. Do not forget that the ESC button brings the software to an immediate stop (no sub-menu or confirmation needed), instated as a fail-safe in case of anxiety.

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Thank you for taking the time to complete our software experience. Your willingness to embrace introspection honors you. For a more in-depth analysis, do not hesitate to send a properly filled form 42-B to the address provided on the form itself.

Thank you for taking the time to complete our software examination. For more in-depth analysis of your feelings and thoughts about the test, please fill form 42-B and send it to the address mentioned on the form. 

Otherwise, we apologize for any emotional discomfort caused by the experience. Those are known side-effects.

Thank you for your time in completing our interactive experience.  The issues you are describing are shared by more than one patient, and as such are being worked and improved upon at this very moment.

Thank you for investing your time and mental well-being in testing our software. We feel the need to remind you that the test has no actual clinical value (we are not psychiatrists), so please do not give too much credence to its results. It's all meant in good fun. Although we are glad to see the software used as a tool for self-reflection and introspection, which is how it was used in-house during development.

Thank you for the time you put into experiencing the TSOTG evaluation software. Your form was received and analyzed by clinical staff. Expect form 73-D in your mail box in the coming day.

Thank you for the time you put into experiencing the TSOTG evaluation software. Your form was received and analyzed by clinical staff. Expect form 73-D in your mail box in the coming day.

Thank you for the time you put into experiencing the TSOTG evaluation software. Your form was received and analyzed by clinical staff. Expect form 73-D in your mail box in the coming day.

Thank you for your time and consideration! Looking forward to study your performance on video.

Somewhat is proud to announce the results of a long labor, the newly released The Shape On The Ground.

What is TSOTG? A bizarre hybrid between walking-simulators, horror games and personality tests. You, the patient, are tasked with exploring a gloomy, dark environment, looking for shadowboxes (some sort of miniature art installations fitting into an enclosed frame) and answering a simple question for each of them : "What do you see?"

The interactive experience is supposed to be taken as a stream-of-consciousness self-reflective tool meant to be played at different points in time, and observe how the results intersects with the patient's current mood. 

There are five different main endings possible, and the patient is encouraged to fill up form 42-B after taking the test, to consign their state of mind, and maybe compare it with a subsequent test, some time later.

The interactive experience can be downloaded here : https://somewhat.itch.io/the-shape-on-the-ground

A trailer for the software can be seen here : 

We, at Somewhat, realize this software is not for everyone, due to the caustic nature of it. It is not a video game proper, so keep this in mind when downloading TSOTG. 

We will be happy to answer any question you might have on the software. 

Thank you for playing! The experience is pretty straightforward and there is only one ending, which you've encountered. Hope you enjoyed your time with my game.

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