Indie Games in South Korea and Busan Indie Connect Festival
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Korean indie games are produced in relatively poor conditions, unlike those in the United States. The Korean video game industry is very openly commercialized. Many students and children are exposed to gambling mobile games or online games that have fewer stories than good quality video games. Therefore Korean indie game developers have a dual problem of competing with this stereotypical Korean video game industry and revealing their novelty at the same time. Replica is an interactive novel game played through a cellphone and social media. The insane experience of peeping into someone's private life through a cellphone will transform you into the state's greatest patriot. The rhetoric followed by this game is an allegorical critique the current political situation of Korea, without losing sight of the fun of a video game.
This public talk will also include a gaming session of "Replica."
Recommended Reference: Gonzalo Frasca, Video Games of the Oppressed