JAKE ELLIOTT & TAMAS KEMENCZY
HOW TO GET LOST IN A CAVE
February 27 2019, 18:00 - 19:00
The presentation is in English
Indie studio Cardboard Computer drew up a simple outline for their magical realist adventure game Kentucky Route Zero, but over the nearly 8-year development process they found themselves lost in a twisty maze of passages, all different. In this conversation about Kentucky Route Zero, Cardboard Computer co-founders Jake Elliott and Tamas Kemenczy will lead a guided tour back through these electronic tunnels and nocturnal highways, paying special attention to the little detours and dead-end tunnels.
Jake Elliott is co-founder of Cardboard Computer, where he is a writer, programmer, and designer on the game Kentucky Route Zero. His work is characterized by playful text, reflective pacing, and human-scale drama. He has taught videogame design, programming, and experimental animation at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, DePaul University and Northwestern University. He lives in central Kentucky.
Tamas Kemenczy is co-founder and one-third of Cardboard Computer, an award-winning studio known for Kentucky Route Zero, where he does game design, visual art and graphics programming. His visual work on the game has received awards from both Independent Game Festival and IndieCade, and has been shown at the Art Institute of Chicago, Victoria & Albert Museum, Museum of Pop Culture (EMP), and The Museum of the Moving Image in New York. His visual art takes an art-historical approach, calling back to early video hardware and computer graphics efforts by artist-programmers. He has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied new media and art games.
LINK: GAME TALKS 2019