I worked as a courier (but not in Beijing) and really appreciated this ridealong. Something about taking in the experience without commentary or even shot framing really grabbed me. A moment in time, like but unlike so many others.
Out For Delivery
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
Out For Delivery is a slice-of-life 360° interactive documentary. It follows a food delivery courier in Beijing on January 23, 2020, the day before Lunar New Year's Eve, and the day Wuhan shut down due to COVID-19.
Directed, produced & programmed by Yuxin Gao, music & sound design by Lillyan Ling, art & UI by Gus Boehling, additional programming by John Bruneau.
When launching the game for the very first time, follow these steps to bypass the standard operating system security checks:
● For Windows users: After double clicking the app icon, a warning will pop up. Expand “more info” and then click “run anyway.”
● For Mac users: Please make sure to play the game through the Itch App. Unfortunately, unlicensed standalone Mac builds no longer work on the newest MacOS. Due to MacOS security scanning, the game may take up to two minutes to load. This only happens when it is launched for the very first time.