Story-Re-Telling | Exhibition
The visual aspect of the story is particularly impressive. The graphics and animation make the user feel as if they’re in space or underwater. But the story isn’t told merely through images – sound is just as important a factor. The main protagonists traverses lands whose atmosphere is shaped by electronic music. The rhythm of the story is slow, the images shift languidly, and each scene is separated from the next by – as the author puts it – an eternity.
Your basic tool of interaction is the mouse pointer, which highlights the images and sets them in motion. The spectator guides Mani through adventure after adventure. Each scene resembles a page from a digital book. Some will call this project a game, others will see it as “an interactive picture book”. The author – musician, scholar, and interface programmer Isaac Cohen – notes in the introduction that he was inspired by children’s fascination with books and pictures.
Author: Isaac Cohen