The world is over, and it’s too late to be a survivor⋯ You’ve already gotten infected! Actually, that feels great!
NEW YORK – This Saturday, Fou Gallery is delighted to invite you to join an interactive Zombie Game Night featuring Zombies Shall Not Pass! designed by independent game designer Hu Wengu. The game event accompanies our current exhibition - Siyuan Tan: Face Off, examining the confrontation between virtual and physical spaces.
As a game designer, Wengu Hu tried to create a game simulator based on classic zombie films. In Zombies Shall Not Pass!, the participants actually become the zombie. By using the Leap Motion Controller, participants can cast hands into the virtual reality world to play this game with "real-life" zombie poses. The design of augmented reality will significantly enhance the gaming experience.
“Games are a great way to create immersive content. That is, through playing, players can get a glimpse of the developer's inner world, and build up communications between beyond time and space. According to my personal experience, games are a medium of beauty. Moreover, the game is literally playable, which is not like most artworks that cannot be touched. Programming is its structure, its skeleton; art design is its flesh and blood; music and sound is the atmosphere; and in the end, the game designer endows it with soul; not a single element can be excluded. I believe that I can convey my feelings and views through my games.” ——Hu Wengu
Sound exciting? Then let's party! Dancing, hopping, ambush survivors and eat brains this Saturday in Fou Gallery!
Wengu Hu (Da Gu) is a game developer in New York. Wengu Hu received his M.F.A. in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. As an artist, musician, programmer, and game designer, he has been working in game development and music for over 10 years. His games utilize peaceful artistic concepts within a unique art form of synesthesia. Eddy Violet, one of his more than 50 games, got 100k downloads in China. His conference simulation game The Con Simulator is going to be published by bilibili this summer.