A MAZE. / Berlin 2017__April 26 - 29, 2017

6th International Independent Videogames and Playful Media Festival

Asteroid 2708

by Yan Zhou (United States)

Genre: Art Game

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“An ancient metaphor: thought is a thread, and the raconteur is a spinner of yarns- but the true storyteller, the poet, is a weaver. The scribes made this old and audible abstraction into a new and visible fact. After long practice, their work took on such an even, flexible texture that they called the written page a Textus, which means cloth.” —Robert Bringhurst, The Elements of Typographic Style

Asteroid 2708 is a realization of the organic and spacial nature of textus; an extension from the two-dimensional surface of a page to a three-dimensional planet where the forest of alphabet grows and becomes explorable.

The participant is welcomed to walk around the planet, just like how the Little Prince explores B612. Depending on the participant’s choice of route, they might occasionally come across legible words viewing the letter-combo from a particular perspective.

Platform: Oculus Rift, PC