Prototype0021 is a mix reality (MR)metagame experience for gamers, it has both MR and pc version based on same game mechanics. The story happened inside a programmer’s consciousness. this programmer suffers from bipolar disorder and experiencing an emotional breakdown. Combine with an alternate reality game employs transmedia storytelling to deliver a story. The core of work is relationship and the cross overs between virtual and actual registers.

Space is collapsing, everything turns disappear. Players play as “a moment of thoughts” inside this world of infinite subconscious, extract information through a shared maze-like world. Audience choose to subscribe to this meta experience, which they will get an letter one week before the game officially lunched. This letter/email contains the first Internet puzzle which were to be solved, and a mysterious pattern they will see in the gallery later. The game itself constructed by a series of clues and referenced books harkening back to ancient occult mystery schools and connecting it to modern day technologies and existentialism.

The project aims to explore metaphorical narrative that integrates insights of spatial cognition in the form of narrative metaphor. Everything increasingly emphasizes the visual – including text, to the detriment of textuality.

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