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Tread softly.

For Give, recently released by Thana Orchard, is an imaginative exploration of the undercurrents that often carry many of us away in the ebb and flow of our day to day lives.

It’s a humble meditation on the destructive nature of thoughtless clumsiness, a reflective analysis of what it means to grow self-aware of one’s flaws and how to come to terms with the unintentional disruption we visit upon our environment.

Forgiveness is difficult to grasp and even harder to bestow upon yourself. In this anxious era of learning to navigate unwritten social rules contrasted with the deep yearning that many of us feel to grow and experience, For Give is a worthwhile look at how guilt can easily overwhelm and encumber our pursuit of personal enlightenment.

Just how do you engage with others while giving both them and yourself the room to flourish and avoid suffocating those things you love the most? For Give doesn’t seek to answer these questions, instead it offers us insight into the overstimulating siege of what it means to overcome our shortfalls and flaws. It’s extremely easy to be overly critical of oneself in pursuit of individuation and personal identity, and all knowledge, even that of the self, comes at a cost we’re often none too comfortable with.

In the garden of self-realization and actualization, it’s necessary to tread softly and try to leave things as you found them. The pathway to redemption is fraught with frightening obstacles and unintended disruption, adding layers of complexity to seeking out these answers with patience and reverence. For Give asks that you find your own answers within the surrealist mindscape presented before you in pursuit of your true self.

If you find yourself taken with the experience, show Thana some support for their years of hard-work contributing to the micro-indie art scene. They’ve also recently been putting out a series of delightfully abstract geometry portraits that are well worth taking the time to look at on their Twitter.

How can we reach out to one another while realizing the limits of our strengths? To grasp without crushing, to love without consuming like a wildfire.

We’re thrilled to see indies like Thana creating new entries for the art scene, and, personally, I can’t wait to see more of the wild, beautiful, and weird experiences they’ve managed to gracefully put out there for all to see. Take a walk and learn to For Give.


Emily Rose is an indie developer who writes for rebind.io and resides in the pacific northwest. She’s often seen in the local VR arcade and developer community participating in pushing the medium’s horizons. You can find her on twitter @caravanmalice