Factsheet

Developer:
gold extra
Based in Salzburg / Vienna

Release date:
October, 2016

Platforms:
PC / Mac /Linux - demo available

Website:
goldextra.com/en/the-fallen

Regular Price:
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Description

Set in the foggy ruins of an obliterated airport in Ukraine's disputed Eastern regions, The Fallen portrays a merciless skirmish that knows no heroes. The game is applying a unique narrational mechanic, forcing the player to take part in the carnage in order to hear the stories of the dead soldiers. It’s a powerful anti-war essay that disguises itself with the conventions of the first person shooter genre, while telling the real biographies of fallen combatants from both sides of the war. The Fallen is a brechtian shooter. It uses the conventions of a (sniper) shooter, but differs from them drastically in a some of the core aspects. The player has at no point a clear understanding for which side s/he fights. Firing upon enemies and killing them allows the player to hear their story: the camera changes to bullet time and perspective, a Russian voice then tells the story of the person that is about to die. At this point death is irreversible. The game is currently available as a demo. It's nominated for the A Maze awards 2017 in late April 2017. Development on the game will resume later in 2017. For the finished version, The Fallen is aiming at a compact experience, an essay that can be played from beginning till end in approximately an hour.   

History

The Fallen is being developed by gold extra with the aid of Andreas Leitner, Christian Knapp, Coco Rath and Causa Creations. The Austrian art collective gold extra produces artworks in and in between gaming, fine arts, performance, music and hybrid media. They are engaged in constant research in innovative art form to create the matching formal environment for their ideas.

Features

  • gloomy depiction of Ukraine's frozen conflict
  • unique documentary gameplay
  • reconstruction of Donetsk destroyed airport
  • atmospheric soundtrack

Videos

 YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Nomination for the 2017 A Maze Awards" Berlin, 2017


Selected Articles

  • "Very cool concept, looking forward to seeing it develop"
    - XenosNS, itch.io,
  • "As an indie developer wanting to make a more humanizing war game myself, this really took the cake for me. "
    - Heretic Game Studio, Gamejolt,


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About gold extra

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The Austrian artistic group gold extra produces artworks in and in between Fine Arts, Performance, Music, Hybrid Media. They are engaged in constant research in innovative art forms to create the matching formal environment for their ideas. gold extra members have created a great number of projects that transcend the boundaries between Fine Arts and performance, which have been presented at festivals such as the Ars Electronica Nightline (A), the european media art festival, CyNetArt Dresden (both D), Doppelgängerfestival (cultural capital Linz09) among others as well as international performance and film festivals

More information
More information on gold extra, our logo & relevant media are available here.


The Fallen Credits

Georg Hobmeier
Text, Design

Christian Knapp
Programming

Andreas Leitner
Programming, Design

Coco Rath
2D Design

Katharina Shakina
voice acting, translation

Karl Zechenter
composition, sound


presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks