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Trust Me, it’s a Forward! A Participatory Game Experience


May 27 2023 to May 27 2023 11:30 a.m.



Bangalore International Centre

7 4th Main Rd, Stage 2, Domlur 560071

Event Description

The capacity for the game is capped at 13 players, please RSVP only if you are absolutely sure you can make it. Latecomers will not be allowed once the game has commenced. The game has a duration of 2 hours and will be facilitated in English. Trust me, it’s a Forward! is a game about trust in a post-truth world. The game is set in a fantastical world that is alive and bustling deep under a turbulent ocean hidden under layers of icy crust.

Within this world, factions of society are faced with crises, choices, and impossible decisions. There can only be one loser. The game turns the disembodied nature of digital messages into an interactive game experience. The game simulates behaviour that results from our interactions with information manufactured by large data systems that wield the power and resources to bend facts and public opinion.

Given our reconfigured ideas of trust and safety, how do we identify fact from fiction to make decisions that allow us to survive the game? This experience is an inquiry into the changing nature of trust in a time when social media influences many of our decisions.

Team: Karen D’Mello – Director Studio Oleomingus – Game Authors Gaurav Singh Nijjer – Dramaturg Ankita D’Souza – Visual Design Sathwik – Game Host Shradha Raj – Production Manager Sunayana Premchander – Producer Sandeep Krishna – Initial Research and Ideation

Trust Me, it’s a Forward! is commissioned by the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore under the aegis of the Goethe-Institut’s Kultursymposium Weimar 2023.

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