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The Author Must Die: Iteration 01

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This is a video game/art project, which is loosely based on ideas presented in the essay, "Death of the Author" by Roland Barthes. The author/artist is never completely in control. Even while a work is in progress it is constantly in flux. After it is "complete" it is free to evolve further through viewer interaction, opinion, and critique. As an experiment, I am forcing the evolution of this work by creating different iterations, each one pushing further away from the last. By using my own content and calling for the content and ideas of others, I hope to expand the visuals, game mechanics, and iteration-specific concepts as far as they can go. If you would like to be a part of the project, please go to my contact page and send your ideas and/or content to my gmail address. You can send .jpg images, 3D models (fbx only), text, music, or conceptual suggestions. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to do this.

This project is avaialble for PC only.

Click here to see if this project will run on your computer

Conventional view.

Evolving.

Non-textured and burning.

Kitties. Death metal.

Overview 01.

Overview 02.

Partially seeing eye.

Distilled forest.