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095.Aaron Oldenburg

Aaron Oldenburg
is a game designer and new media artist. He was born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota in 1979 and received a BFA at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL in 2001.

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Work
netart by Aaron Oldenburg (USA)

work
title: Baptize
year of production: 2009
used technology (software etc): UNITY
required plug-ins: UNITY

Enter the work

This is from a series of experimental video games exploring religious actions. I choose certain rituals, activities or mental games that people play to reinforce their faith and attempt to simulate them. The rules of the game are meant to be learned through experimentation.
I began with the verb “Baptize” because the essential expressive power of a game is through the repetitive performance of an action, and attempted to create game mechanics that expressed feelings associated with that verb.

netart by Aaron Oldenburg (USA)