Somi is a solo indie developer from South Korea. He has released three titles since 2014: Rabbit Hole 3D(2014), RETSNOM(2015)and Replica(2016). Replica has received numorous awards including Grand Prix Award from Taipei Game Show 2017. He loves game development because video games are the best art medium for him to transfer his thoughts and stories to people. During the day time he works hard to get enough money to survive and be able to take care of his baby girl, but once midnight hits he’s all into game development.
Replica : the medium to convey a political message
In this talk, Somi discuss the role of games as the medium. Especially, he shows the context in which he made Replica, the impact of the game and his political messages in it. Replica is a point-and-click adventure game played through a fake cellphone interface. Players must look for evidence of terrorism by hacking into the unknown owner’s cell phone, under governmental coercion.
Audience will also gain information on his new project.