Perfect Life: High School Dress uP
'Perfect Life: High School Dress Up' is a prototype flash game that demonstrates features from a larger-scale game idea; 'Perfect Life: High School Fantasy'.
In a study performed in 'Women and games: technologies of the gendered self' (Royse et. al. 2007) it was found that that many women enjoy gaming
because it offers a distraction from everyday life, or because they enjoyed the sense of control they had over everything in their virtual environment.
It is ironic then that women would use dress-up games to escape aspects of their life which they feel they lack control over, as it is highly likely that the
culture industry — video games included — have contributed to this sense of loss of control, especially in terms of body image dissatisfaction due to
the perpetuated notion that maintaining a high standard of beauty is the most important aspect of femininity.
'Perfect Life: High School Fantasy' does not condemn the 'girl-game' genre, but subverts it to spread awareness of the issues many games face in their
expression of what it is to be a female in this media culture driven society.
Art, design and programming by Charlotte Lim
Featuring royalty-free music "Carefree" by Kevin MacLeod from incompetech.com
"Sad Day" and "Ukulele" by Benjamin Tissot from www.bensound.com
"Hatoful Boyfriend Wallpaper" by Blargmarffins used with permission from artist
"Sailor Moon Vector" by neko-melody from DeviantArt used with permission from artist