Real To Me
By Justin Tavara
A Visual Novel About Identity through the lens of Professional Wrestling.
Real to Me is the first act of a narrative experience about identity and creating public personas through the lens of professional wrestling. The Key is "Kayfabe", the concept of staying in character to protect the fictional reality of professional wrestling, and its relationship to identity-building. The project looks toward the role of fiction and storytelling in forming identity, questioning what makes an identity "real" and the value of fantasy.