The Swamp Game

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This exploratory game is an invitation to experience the sympoietic relations unfolding in the sentient swamp. The swamp is a perfect milieu to sense fragile interdependencies between the organisms and their habitat. Here every member of the community is part of every other member’s environment, as well as necessary for the survival of the whole.

The game probes the change of perspective and allows us to embody different species by floating into swampian creatures: plants, insects, birds, amphibians, fungi, bacteria or algae and discover the main rule of Cannibal Metaphysics: to become the other, you have to be eaten.

Summary

Concept

Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas in collaboration with Nikola Bojić, Kristupas Sabolius, and Indrė Umbrasaitė (MIT Climate Visions)

UX, Development

ungroup with Siamend Darwesh

UI, Animals

Sound

Jan St. Werner

Technology

Webpack, GLSL Shader, Three.js

Client

Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas for ZKM

Release

2020