Screenshot from 'TOPOGRAPHY' (2020) Cecile Richard
TOPOGRAPHY (2020) Cecile Richard

ACMI and Melbourne International Games Week present

TOPOGRAPHY, Crow Crime & novena

Cecile Richard | Australia | Unclassified (All Ages)


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'Early 2020s Tumblr was more ambiguous' - screenshot from 'TOPOGRAPHY' (2020) Cecile Richard

TOPOGRAPHY is a game about online friendships, the golden age of Tumblr, closeness and closure. Originally commissioned by the Sydney-based online arts platform Running Dog, this game was released in October 2020 for the special issue LIVE STREAM NOW.

“All this new technology
will eventually give us new feelings
that will never completely displace the old ones,
leaving everyone feeling quite nervous
and split in two.”
David Berman, Self-Portrait at 28

Crow Crime: A Murder Mystery (2019)

'Crime... crime is everywhere' - screenshot from 'Crow Crime: A Murder Mystery' (2019) Cecile Richard

Crow Crime: A Murder Mystery is a bite-sized, light-hearted game following the private detective C.C. Crowe on a case involving a missing Christmas pudding. The game was made as part of the Bitsy Secret Santa event in 2019, with the prompts 'multiple narrators', 'coincidence', and 'misunderstanding'.

novena (2019)

A pixel art fountain underwater - screenshot from 'novena' (2019)

novena is a playable poem about a tiny, persistent bird who just wants to comfort the ocean, and explores the themes of what it means to be a good friend, and how to open up and ask for help when you need it. novena is the winner of the 2019 Freeplay Micro-Game Award.

About Cecile Richard

Cecile Richard is a graphic designer, zine maker and game designer living in Melbourne whose artistic work often revolves around the themes of memory, connection and belonging. Their most well-known works include award-winning short Bitsy games novena, ENDLESS SCROLL, and UNDER A STAR CALLED SUN.

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