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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.

Credits

Directed, produced & programmed by Yuxin Gao, music & sound design by Lillyan Ling, art & UI by Gus Boehling, additional programming by John Bruneau.

Installation

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: Right click the game to Open. 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.

Awards

2021 IndieCade, Impact Award
2021 GSA BAFTA Student, Immersive Award

Current & Past Exhibitions

2022 Museum of Pop Culture ~ Seattle, WA ~ OPEN NOW thru Dec 2022
2022 Now Play This ~ London, UK
2021 Game Devs of Color ~ NYC, NY

Press

2021, Nina Freeman's Top 10 Games of 2020, by Nina Freeman, Giant Bomb
2021, Out For Delivery’ Explores Being a Delivery Driver in Beijing During COVIDby Jupiter Hadley, Indie Games Plus
2020, Travel the World From Home With These Immersive, Accessible Video Games, by Jason Li, Hyperallergic
2020, Warp Door's Top 20 Games, by Tim Wee, Warp Door
2020, The powerful presence of non-presence in "Out For Delivery" by Yuxin Gao, Lillyan Ling, Gus Boehling, by Robert Yang, Radiator Design Blog

Download

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

out-for-delivery-windows-release.zip 5 GB
Version 0.91
out-for-delivery-macos-release.zip 5 GB
Version 0.91

Development log

Comments

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This was so cool! Low stress on the player's end, you look around and catch the sometimes funny, sometimes gloomy conversations happening around you, and can look down at a digitally inserted phone to catch any lines you might've missed.  
I had a blast looking around at all the architecture of the apartment buildings and the interior New Years decorations in the food courts, what an interesting way to explore other places :3!
A good game to grab some food and a drink for^^

Haha I would say so too. Thanks for playing!

Sebastian from Now Play This festival here. Congrats on this really cool project - @Yuxin Gao do you have an email I can reach you at? You can also email me at sebastian@nowplaythis.net - thanks!

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This was really interesting! Somehow both relaxing and stressful... It was a good way to get a glimpse into the challenging work of being a courier in Beijing, especially during the early days of COVID-19 lockdown uncertainty! Thanks for sharing this with the world!

Cool! Thanks for the comment. What was the part that’s stressful for you?

Being in the point of view of a courier is a bit stressful for me; the time constraints, the vulnerability of being in a scooter in traffic, not knowing exactly where to go, etc. It just seems like a difficult and somewhat thankless job. The peaceful moments, the soundtrack, and the cute interface on the text bubbles helped counterbalance it though!

I see! Thanks!

Pretty fascinating! I found this a thoroughly enjoyable tour, and I really appreciated the way the dialogue was presented. Very nicely immersive and an easy recommendation!

hey thanks!

Cool screenshot, I'd adore if there could be more screenshots/youtube-trailers or lets-play/walkthrough-parts, optionally that game available on browser could be possibly handled by my device (slightly even lags in webgames too).

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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.

Thank you Berv for enjoying the ride!