Gaining Perspective is a text game about extreme weight gain, with a fairly genuine approach to pace, presentation, and darkish themes. The depictions are unapologetically gritty, leaning toward realism even as the player reaches immobility and even well-beyond. Face physical challenges and repercussions, personal sacrifices, and pressing health concerns. Gameplay is turn-based and mostly linear, but also includes random events, budget strategy, and a surprising story with a mysterious twist.
The setup: It’s your 30th birthday. You still remember your late cousin, who met his demise a decade prior. He held out longer than anyone expected during his remarkably one-sided battle with runaway obesity. Now, you notice signs you’re putting on weight in a startlingly similar fashion. Will you resist? Will you face the consequences? Will you have enough time to uncover the entire truth behind your transformation?