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ART GAMES meets at A MAZE. / Berlin Festival

Mexico City, Seoul, Boston, Jakarta, São Paulo, Novosibirsk, Athens, and Bangkok: for eight game jams all over the world, ART GAMES united programmers and game developers as well as artists and creatives. Celebrating their diversity, they developed (digital) games which renegotiate the boundaries between art, politics, and games. A selection of games from each location, chosen by a group of experts, have been exhibited at the international A MAZE. / Berlin Festival from April 25 to 29, 2018. Participants and partners from eight countries travelled to Germany to metamorphose the virtual network of ART GAMES into an analogue one. more...

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Babel-o-Rama © timbell

Babel-o-Rama

Babel-o-Rama experiments with the format of multiplayer games on a mobile platform. Three or more players can join to solve word puzzles together. Their shared dictionary will continuously expand by cooperation and teamwork.

Struggling Dreams © Jeff Campbell, Aslanta Chen, Joe Marchuk, Dan Williams

Struggling Dreams

Every choice entails a hidden cost in the consequences that we have to bear for making it. However, we are uncapable of ever predicting the outcome and foreseeing our destiny, as everything we have and everything we know is always tied to the present. We are forced to make these choices blindly. Some would say that’s unfair, but we would say: That's the joy of the ride.

2984 Little Brother © Myung-jin Yang , Youngjoo Yoo, Ga-young An, Jaemin Park, Deokwon Kim

2984 Little Brothers

2984 Little Brother is set a thousand years after George Orwell's 1984. After humans have destroyed the Earth, some escaped to a planet called Utopia. The Utopia Union comprises many tribes who named themselves ‘Little Brothers'. A direct democracy is at work and citizens participate in politics through nine interactive ‘telescreens’. You are one of the Little Brothers. What does your utopia look like?

Sunshine © TEAM SS

Sunshine

SunShine konfrontiert Spieler*innen mit einer unvollkommenen Utopie, einer virtuellen Realität. Anders als viele Mainstream Spiele ist dieses Singleplayer Game nicht niedlich gestaltet, sondern cool und brutal. Jede Einheit auf dieser virtuellen Erde ist eng miteinander verknüpft, um eine Utopie zu formen. Gestalte Deine eigene Utopie, bring sie zur Blüte und beschütze sie!

circled. © Pablo Francisco Montes Romero

circled.

circled. is an experimental abstract game which criticizes how we approach interpersonal relationships and explores social issues, such as rejection, social adaptation, social pressure, personality shifts, identity loss, and destructive behaviours. How much are you willing to compromise to be part of a group? Is it fair to sacrifice our identity for the sake of social adaptation?

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