A Night in Nowhere
FILE 2018 | FILE GAMES
Electronic Language International Festival
Wander a surreal, capitalist, open-world city to the sound of lofi hip-hop and pouring rain. Part exploration of fantasy in games; part critique of meritocracy and accumulation; part melancholy late-capitalist walking-sim.
David Cribb (aka Colestia) is an Australian university student who has been designing experimental games since mid-2015. Most of these projects have been explicitly anti-capitalist, depicting both Marxist accounts of capitalist collapse (Crisis Theory) and possible libertarian-socialist futures (POST/CAPITALISM). His other games have touched on everything from obscure unsolved crimes (The Somerton Man) to the politics of street lighting (The Visible City).