Distant Bodies and Accomplicesis an online game that uses the theatre as its map. You can take on the role of a playable character in the theatre or ‘take control’ from home as a player on the game’s website. The movements and choices made within the game shape the performance scripts and soundscapes that serve as a guide for characters and players alike. What happens when your avatar is another person with their own set of motivations? What resistance and implicit violence is felt when you are being played?
Within the field of game design the project sees itself in relation to existing games that move towards performativity:
Augmented Reality Game
Alternate Reality Game
Remote Live Action Game
Online Player control Real Live Avatar
Senet - Game of Death
An ancient game with deep links to the afterlife, played on a board that represented the underworld