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W.U.R.M: Escape from _a_ dying star

Monica RIKIC / Grayson EARLE / Peter VAN HAAFTEN / WONG Hang Yue / Jessica BLANCHET

Game [Spain / United States / Canada / Hong Kong]

An immersive space survival game that takes place in a future in which the Sun is dying. As a pilot, the player rides a life-size space pod, wearing custom wearable electronics, and interacts with another player who plays the role of a commander from a separate location. Physical gadgets and a generative audio-visual program connect the two players in an interactive experience.

©Monica RIKIC / Grayson EARLE / Peter VAN HAAFTEN / WONG Hang Yue / Jessica BLANCHET
Programming: Monica RIKIC / Grayson EARLE
Sound: Peter VAN HAAFTEN
Props and electronics: Jessica BLANCHET / WONG Hang Yue
Developed at Technoculture, Art and Games Research Center (Hexagram).

Profile

Monica RIKIC

Spain

Born in 1986 in Barcelona. New media artist. Creates projects for delayering art relations.

( 2016 )

Grayson EARLE

United States

Born in 1987 in California, U.S.. New media artist. Core member of Illuminator Art Collective.

( 2016 )

Peter VAN HAAFTEN

Canada

Born in 1886 in Ontario. Independent sound artist. Creates improvised live electronics.

( 2016 )

WONG Hang Yue

Hong Kong

Born in 1984 in Hong Kong. Designer and design pedagoge.

( 2016 )

Jessica BLANCHET

Canada

Born in 1987 in Quebec. Research assistant at TAG. Developing new controllers for games.

( 2016 )

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