Mare Liberum

Expressive Navigation game about immigration

Context – Final major project as part of the master’s degree in Playful Experience Design (October 2020 – February 2021)

Goal – Make an expressive game prototype about immigration from the point of view of a young migrant trying to reach Europe

Roles – Programmer, game designer and composer

Mare Liberum is a minimalist navigation videogame in isometric 2D in which you play as a migrant escaping Lesvos island to reach european shores. During this trip, you will discovering the story of a young Hazara girl, lost between dreams and memories, collaboratively writen with a girl living in Lesvos island and with real testimonies from people there.

To bring this trip to its conclusion, you will have to escape surveillance systems and fleets set up to prevent migrants from reaching Europe. You will also have to master the sailboat’s movements, guided by the wind.

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MARE LIBERUM – Olivier DELLEBECQUE, Melaine HELLALI, Calypso MESZAROS, Tom MATHELIN, Florentin PETERS