Lone Graves

Lone Graves is a poetic walking simulator game based on short memoirs of an old man, who visits his dear friends - his lifelong companions – at the cemetery remembering the time they spent together. This game deals with the aging of a nation and the history of migration to Germany through a metaphoric and abstract multicultural graveyard setting. The DOMiD (documentation center and migration museum Germany) published that in the past years the number of people with a migration background has risen. In 2013 there were roughly 16.5 million people, so 20.5% of the population who had a migration background. In 2011 this was 19.5%, whilst in cities 46% of children had a migration background. In an interview Annette Heuser, executive director of the Washington-based Bertelsmann Foundation, said that the European Union of the future, as it looks right now, will be a multi-cultural, multi-religious club, and the European Union needs to address the challenge of how to integrate the refugees. So we are imagining how it would be, when we are old and if there were diverse graves from different cultures, where the families can practice their traditional memorial ceremonies on the German cemeteries in in the future. Plant and pick up the flowers and place them on the graves.
Jam year: 
No retreat, no surrender!
Gandhi's Game
MS Windows, Web standard (HTML5, Java, JavaScript, Flash)
Tools and Technologies: 
Unity (any product)

Su Song, Casilda de Zulueta, Constantin Hardung

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