When: October 29th, 2018, 6:30 pm
Where: Kino Toni, ZHdK
Patrick Rau is Creative Director & Producer at the Game Studio Mad About Pandas Berlin. In his talk, he will provide expert knowledge and insides in the development of the indie game «Hitchhiker» – a mystery game set along lost highways. «Hitchhiker First Ride» was released as a Humble Original in January 2018, with further rides to follow in the near future.
You’re a hitchhiker on a strange journey, unable to remember who you are or where you’re headed. Something in your recent past has stolen your memory— but what? The highway offers clues: a matchbook hidden in your armrest, a photo in the glovebox, billboards and crows along the roadside. Your driver, a farmer, wants to help you, and his personal memories and recollections provide an unexpected window into your own backstory.
So far, so good… until a chance slip-up exposes a pattern of deception, secret correspondences and cruel design. From there, the road is full of surprising turns that will challenge every assumption you’ve made along the way. To complete your journey, you’ll need to choose your friends wisely— never knowing if your worst enemy is your own subconscious mind. Hitchhiker is a game about memory, identity and loss, all along a highway where nothing is quite what it seems.
Patrick envisions his role in the interactive design industry primarily as an artist, designer, game designer, author and producer. Patrick and his team create projects for commercial, cultural and social purposes. Further, he is interested in research projects dedicated to education. What glues all of his work together is his artistic focus and his individual handwriting with high recognition value. Patrick's work is characterized by visionary thinking, accuracy, high aesthetic demand and social entrepreneurial values.