You never fit in. 

You were never allowed too. 

You learned, far too soon, that people like you weren't allowed to be small, unless you were also unseen. 

Growing too fast makes your bones and soul ache. 

But one day, you will be able to grow at your own pace. 

Growth is, fundamentally a game about hope. It's also a game about abuse, and recovery from it. It's a game about being autistic and queer in a less than stellar environment. 

CW's: ableism; ableist slurs including the r-slur; abuse; implied child sexual abuse, dysphoria, transphobia.

If you enjoyed this game, please consider leaving a rating and donation! Every little helps.

I acknowledge and thank the Rangitāne whenua for nurturing me.

You can follow me @Kathy_E_J on Twitter. 

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(29 total ratings)
AuthorMorgan Swampcroft
GenreRole Playing, Interactive Fiction
Made withTwine
Tagsautism, LGBTQIA, Mouse only, Narrative, neurodiversity, Queer, recovery, social-horror, Twine
Average sessionA few minutes

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I love this, thank you for making it.

im literally in tears. we were the same age. thank you for reminding me that i am good and loved and worth loving, sometimes i forget, because all the bad words being thrown at me hide the good ones. i appreciate you.

Hey, I'm sorry that I missed this.

Solidarity with you, and I hope you are safe now.


Oh, wow. I love this game with everything I have; it's so heartfelt and raw yet so well-written. As someone with Asperger's Syndrome I can relate; the eyes part is what really hammered it in. This game is great. Please keep writing!

<3. I'm autistic and very tired, I'm glad to hear this.


I click submit with tears still dripping from my eyes. Bittersweet game that I really connected with. Thank you for writing it!


<3 Thank you. I'm behind on itch notifications, I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it.

A very simple game and yet very touching. I guess you used Twine to make it?


I did! And thank you, so much. 


This was really sweet and really connected with me, it made me feel better while I'm going through a rough time. Thank you!

Thank you for sharing that, I'm really glad I was able to make something that helped a bit and hope you feel better soon!


Thank you. This was beautiful!


I'm so glad to hear you liked it!

ya it was great

Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it.