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  VIRIDIS, no cooperation, no survival
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06/30/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

A unique game experience combining adventure, survival, and management.

June 16, 2014 - The digital arts association Oudeis, with the development team of VIRIDIS, are pleased to unveil the universe and the first images of VIRIDIS. The videogame and the spirulina farm management are now available for all on www.viridis.guru.

Warning! This is a live experience running from June to October 2014 do not miss it!

Follow the Guru character and get daily news of VIRIDIS on Twitter: @ViridisGame

Universe

"Child of the world after listen to the story of the past. Forge your future with these words repeatedly iterated . Listen ... "

In a post-apocalyptic world, the generations of survivors owe their lives to the “green antidote” VIRIDIS. This food and energetics resource immunize them against the effects of the fog that spread after the catastrophe. For any help, “the child of the world after” will only have the presence of the Guru, a mystical and wise character who confers the knowledge and the advices which will allow him to prolong the life of the community thanks to VIRIDIS.

Game Description:

The player, incarnates a “child of the world after” whose mission is to establish a new farm for a future colony. Each stage of its establishment is crucial, and he should haste to protect and build the farm. He will have to go in exploration, to collect materials, assemble them and employ them in order to create the growth conditions of VIRIDIS, which formerly was known as spirulina.

Community experience:

The progression of the player in the game allows him to acquire experience points, which are reinvested in the management of the real farm established in the Cevennes, in France. With the help of monitoring systems, automation and referendum, the players are collectively in charge of the production of spirulina.

The farmer is always connected to guide him, like a mentor, also found in the universe of the game, under the traits of the Guru. The interdependence between game and reality makes it possible to merge the experiment between virtuality and materiality.

Sandra Bébié-Valérian, co-fondatrice d’Oudeis

“ Viridis is a unique game experience, an artistic and solidarity project. It is a question of reappropriating knowledge, codes, manners of making, to propose new conditions of production and living together.”    

Important notes about the game:

Title:                                VIRIDIS

Creative directors : Gaspard et Sandra Bébié-Valérian - Art-Act

Producer :                     Thibaut Trampont - Events For Games

Game Design :            Thibaut Trampont - Events For Games

Progrmming :              Sylvie et Christophe Couprie – Hexagence

Webdesign :                Julia Delcambre

Graphisms :                  Micah Parker

Writing :        Gaspard et Sandra Bébié-Valérian

Compositing :              Gaspard Bébié-Valérian

Editor :                           Oudeis

Genra :                           aventure / survie, et gestion communautaire

Dates :                            Season june to october 2014

Plateform :                   www.viridis.guru

Twitter :                         @ViridisGame

Viridis est une production d’Oudeis cofinancé par l’Union européenne dans le cadre du FEDER, la DRAC Languedoc-Roussillon et la Région Languedoc-Roussillon dans le cadre du Fond de soutien à la création numérique. Avec le soutien du Conseil général du Gard et de la ville du Vigan. Une coproduction AADN, avec le soutien de la Région Rhône-Alpes et la participation du DICRéAM. Une coproduction Labomédia, avec le soutien de La Chartreuse, centre national des écritures du spectacle   et en partenariat avec The Artchemists.


About Art-Act

Art-Act is a binary entity composed by Gaspard and Sandra Bebie-Valerian. Engaged artists open to all type of diversion and interfacing electronics, including lowtech, articulating logical current projects connecting both in design to installation and video game. Art-Act seeks to live the daily life beyond the preconceived, precast, claiming self-determination in a creative and recreational momentum.

For more information please visit www.art-act.fr

About Oudeis

Oudeis is a laboratory for digital, electronic and media arts. The association is positioned in the search for new ways of producing art in an interconnected society. Relationship between artists, researchers and theorists Oudeis facilitates mutations of the creation and invents new forms of police, mediation and transmission. The lab is a place for research and experimentation, the results are sometimes surprising forms and output standards.

For more information please visit www.oudeis.fr.

About Events For Games

Events For Games is a specialized agency in the field of video games. It supports through its various services, the creation and communication of works and products of its customers and partners. For instance it organizes events for demonstration and testing of videogames produced by independents.

For more information please visit www.eventsforgames.com.