Former ZHdK Student Wins “Best Experimental Game Award” at Tokyo Game Show 2013

Swiss ZHdK Alumni Wins “Best Experimental Game Award” at Tokyo Game Show 2013

The game Mirage, developed by Mario von Rickenbach, who graduated from the Zurich University of Art (ZHdK), won the “Best Experimental Game Award”, presented at the Sense of Wonder Night of the Tokyo Game Show 2013.

Mirage Screenshot

Mirage Screenshot

“Mirage is an explorative game about a hungry top hat who explores his surreal surroundings. By grabbing feet, eyes and other body parts along the way, the top hat learns to see, hear and feel the world through his own senses. And most importantly, the growing creature learns to eat popcorn. This tasteful sensory experience is currently in development for digital devices.” – Gaming Concept and Outline –

Sense of Wonder Night is presenting game prototypes and concepts at the Tokyo Game Show.  The objectives of the competition are …

  • to introduce games with a game design and ideas that are experimental and creative, and that cannot be called conventional or traditional
  • to heighten awareness of the importance of creating a game that gives people a “sense of wonder”, a sense that something will change in their world, and to invigorate the game industry
  • to offer people creating experimental games opportunities for the future
  • to create new domains in the game industry

125 submission from 23 different countries entered the competition of which 10 titles were nominated for the different awards: “Best Arts Award”, “Best Experimental Game Award”, “Best Game Design Award”, “Best Presentation Award”, “Best Technological Game Award”, and “Audience Award”.

For more information please follow the link to the website of the game Mirage and the linke to the Sense of Wonder Night Awards.

Congratulations to the Swiss Prize Winner, Mario von Rickenbach!

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