Factsheet

Developer:
Santa Ragione
Based in Milan, Italy

Release date:
8-12 September 2016

Platforms:
Festival!

Website:
milanogamefestival.com

Regular Price:

One XXI Triennale ticket or Milano Film Festival pass required

Description

Five evenings of play that will take place along the lines of a film festival, including the participations of international guests and premieres – the Milan Game Festival is dedicated to the curious, to film and media art fans, and to those looking for an intelligent and original entertainment experience. The Milan Game Festival offers an entirely new format for enjoying videos games: a real play hall with many seats, similar to a movie theater, in which to dedicate the right amount of time to enjoying immersive interactive experience. All participants play the same game at the same time, and will share a common experience to discuss and remember. SELECTION: 1) ABZÛ is a beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving. Immerse yourself in a vibrant hidden world bursting with color and life as you descend into the heart of the ocean. 2) Gorogoa is an intricate hand-illustrated narrative suspended inside of a unique puzzle. Time and space flow together as storybook panels break from their frames, peel apart and miraculously recombine. 3) In Night in the Woods, Mae returns to Possum Springs to resume her aimless former life and reconnect with the friends she left behind. But home seems different now and her friends have grown and changed. 4) In Future Unfolding players explore a forest filled with life, both beautiful and dangerous. In it, every object is made of dynamic particles and can transform, move or blend into something else. 5) The Town of Light is a first person psychological adventure set in Italy in the first half of the 20th Century. Exploring the meticulously reconstructed asylum, you will relive Reneé’s story through her memories.

History

Over the past decade, more innovative games have been designed than in the previous thirty years of this medium – video games are now more than entertainment for kids or for video game enthusiasts, they reach the accessibility and cultural depth of film, music, and literature. Part of the XXI Triennale, the Milano Game Festival represents "Design after Design" in digital art and in interactive storytelling. The festival is a celebration of a new kind of authorial design – cultured and radically independent – in one of the most technology ­driven industries: video games.

Features

  • BRING A +1: Bring a guest to sit with you and share the controller! Each station provides two sets of headphones.
  • THEATER EXPERIENCE: A relaxing, shared, and comprehensive experience. Sit down and play the games in their entirety for about two hours.
  • QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:The game authors will be in attendance and will answer your questions at the end of the evening.
  • STEAM KEY: For each of the games in the main selection receive a Steam key to keep playing at home (some games will be released on Steam at a later date).
  • GAME SHORTS: Every night, before playing the game from the main selection, participants can try a selection of experimental games signed by internationally renowned authors.Visit this page one week before the festival begins and discover the selection!

Videos

Trailer YouTube


Images

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REGISTRAION
Seats are limited! Please register at goo.gl.

XXI Triennale
The Milano Game Festival is part of the XXI International Exhibition .


About Santa Ragione

Boilerplate
Santa Ragione is an Italian micro game design studio founded by Pietro Righi Riva and Nicolò Tedeschi in 2010, creators of FOTONICA, MirrorMoon EP, and Wheels of Aurelia. Santa Ragione’s games focus on achieving a visceral response from the player, whether through the desolate landscapes of MirrorMoon EP, the uncompromising, vertigo-inducing speeds of FOTONICA, or the controversial politics in Wheels of Aurelia. The studio has a unique, experimental approach to accessibility that encourages exploration and personal interpretation, to achieve surprising depth. Santa Ragione’s inspiration comes equally from evocative electronica and contemporary art, to strive and stand out stylistically and continue the tradition of Italian design.

More information
More information on Santa Ragione, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Milano Game Collection Credits

Pietro Righi Riva
Direction, curation, coordination

La Triennale di Milano, Santa Ragione
Production

Paolo Tajé
Program Assistant

Caterina Angeretti e Massimiliano Prete
Location Managers IULM

Adela Bravo Sauras
Installation Design

Santa Ragione
Organization

IULM University
Location Sponsor


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