What Remains – The Game Release Party at V2_, Rotterdam

(c) Marloes de Valk_esc medien kunst labor
Donnerstag, 27. September 2018 - 20:00
V2_,Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam, Niederlande
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Wir freuen uns, Sie über die Präsentation und Veröffentlichung des Computerspiels What remains – The Game von Marloes de Valk in Rotterdam im V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam, NL, am 27. September 2018 informieren zu dürfen und laden Sie herzlich zur Release Party ein.

Die Medienkünstlerin Marloes de Valk war 2015 mit dem Projekt The Skor Codex als Teil der Ausstellung What remains, Strategies of saving and deleting zu Gast im esc medien kunst labor. Inspiriert von den Auseinandersetzungen rund um die Ausstellung im esc medien kunst labor begann sie die Entwicklung des Computerspiels What remains, für das sie 2018 den Hash-Award des ZKM Karlsruhe erhielt. Gemeinsam mit The Iodine Dynamics Team (Arnaud Guillon, Chun Lee, Dustin Long, Aymeric Mansoux und Marloes de Valk) hat sie das Spiel nun fertig gestellt.

Wir gratulieren!


Marloes de Valk

What remains, Strategies of saving and deleting 

Hash-Award des ZKM Karlsruhe


Dear friends and supportes,

We are thrilled to invite you to the release party of our game What Remains, the 27th of September 2018. After 2 years of hard work we are ready to present the project during a festive evening at V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam, NL.

Come and celebrate with us, play the game, download the ROM or get your hands on a limited edition of the game on an original NES cartridge!

The doors will open at 20.00, after the official launch at 20.30 there will be drinks and a performance by Utrecht's punk rock influenced chiptune duo Men of Mega.


About the game

It is 1986. You just came home from a skate session when a Nintendo game cartridge falls into your hands. Excited to find out what kind of game is on the cartridge, you visit your friend who got a NES console for Christmas. You plug in the cartridge and a strange list of encrypted files appears...

What Remains is a darkly humorous 8-bit game for the emblematic 1985 NES console, blending visual novel and adventure elements in a story translating real events from the 80s into an epic quest to save the world. As the story unravels, your life in Sunny Peaks transforms dramatically, and you start uncovering a dark secret threatening everyone. But no despair, your best friend is by your side... as well as a very helpful cat.

The game is developed for the original NES hardware. In line with the project’s concept, the game is developed on reused and repurposed cartridges. The ROM will be available for free and can be played in your favourite NES emulator. The source code and the tools created for the development of the game will be published under a free culture license.

About Men of Mega

Utrecht's punk rock influenced chiptune duo Men of Mega produce frantic, dancable music using the Nintendo Gameboy. Combining massive breakbeats with comedic melodies, they deliver an intense lo-fi electronic experience that is guaranteed to move your feet!

What Remains is kindly supported by Creative Industries Fund NL, Democracy & Media Foundation, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Akademie Schloss Solitude, ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media, WORM Pirate Bay, FoAM Kernow, Varia, esc medien kunst labor and Hotel Mariakapel. Our server is kindly hosted by Servus.

A special thanks to all the playtesters! You were awesome


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