Homeplay = homework, but playing. Below are some short first-person games and immersive experiences made by solo developers, artists or small teams. (This selection has been curated for you by Prof. Paolo Pedercini.) In this assignment, you will familiarize yourself with these projects in order to compile a small vocabulary of inspirational techniques. Now:
- Select 3 projects (games) from the list below to play. You can use the YouTube trailers to help you decide which ones you want to actually experience.
- Download these projects (games) from the provided links, and actually play them (i.e. don’t just watch the YouTube trailer; feel what it’s like to experience these immersive environments).
- For each project (game), write a one-paragraph response (i.e. 100-150 words) in which you analyze a specific aspect of it that could be useful or inspiring for a project of your own. (It’s OK if you don’t understand how something is done.)
- Post your three paragraphs to a message in the Discord channel, #4-4-Homeplay.
- (Don’t forget to) mention which projects (games) you selected for consideration.
Songs of the lost – Paloma Dawkins Jlin and collab
Neo brutalism of tomorrow – Moshe Linke
That night steeped by blood river – Taylor Swietanski (2020)
Interminal by Ivan Notaroš
0N0W by colorfiction
Alien Caseno – Grace Bruxner
Gameworkers and guildworkers – by Spekwork
Anatomy by kitty horrorshow
Rainy Season by Rainy Season by Inasa Fujio
Even in Arcadia by Phoebe Shalloway
A museum of Dubious Splendor by Studio Oleomingus
Bellular Hexatosis by Neotenomie and Porpentine
Orchids to Dusk by pol clarissou
I am not what remains by ompuco
Curtain by dreamfeel
If we were allowed to visit by Ian MacLarty
Sacramento by dziff (Delphine Fourneau)
How Fish is Made by Johanna Kasurinen, Jeffrey Tomec, Martin Halldin
Apartment by Kalonica Quigley
قلبي قلبكم (My Heart is Your Heart) by Mohamed Chamas
LCD Dream Escalator by msb, alto, gn0cchi
Atuel by Matajuegos
The Zium Gallery by various artists
The Zium Garden by various artists
The Zium Museum by various artists