For a long time now i’ve been struggling with playing (and creating) text games. When I was younger I had a great imagination, created my own little games in Basic and had no issues playing them until probably the last year or so.
It’s now like something has sucked out my internal video screen! No only am I struggling to create anything as I can’t visualise anything, but it’s now affecting my playing. I used to enjoy the more “prose” games as I had a strong visual in my mind of the map, landscape, characters etc
I just feel like an imagination zombie.
I looked into it and the nearest thing I can approximate it to is something called Aphantasia. This seems to be a lifelong ‘thing’ so it’s probably not that, but it’s certainly the best online description I can find.
It’s gotten past funny, and is actually really bothering and worrying me. I am really struggling to visualise anything!
I guess this is one of those “reaching out” messages to see if anyone else has had this. Did you get your internal video screen back??