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This virtual *vivarium* represents my attempt at translating the aesthetic of a piece of contemporary art into a video game. Shamiana by Nilima Sheikh is a set of painted hanging scrolls and canopy that function as a small tent for community gatherings.  You can find this piece at GoMA, South Brisbane. 

Shamiana symbolises union and the paintings tell the story of every day life in a magical, metaphorical way. The specific canvas scroll that I've chosen, at least to me, makes you feel at one with the universally-relateable, mundane yet profound concepts of birth and death.

If you're interested checkout the post-mortem here.

How To Play

Click/tap the screen to move your creature towards that location. Consume other creatures to create more...


Creature Art by Joshua Bidwell & Jaidyn McInness

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Published 8 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS
AuthorJoshua Bidwell
TagsAbstract, artgame, vivarium


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suspendedallegory_win64.zip 15 MB
suspendedallegory_mac.zip 18 MB

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