Manchester International Festival and Madlab will host an evening with video games designer Nina Freeman where you can hear more about her work and the making of Lost Memories Dot Net.
MIF’s first ever game commission comes courtesy of one of the most innovative and individual video game designers working today. Based in Portland, Oregon, Nina Freeman has won huge renown for autobiographical video games such as Cibele, which draw strongly on her own life and experiences – and her new game for MIF17 is every bit as frank and intensely personal.
Lost Memories Dot Net harks back to the early 2000s, when Freeman was a young girl discovering the twin joys of online chat and creating websites. You’ll play a role based on the young Freeman, building both relationships and websites online while following a narrative that grows more intimate as the game goes on.
During the evening you will get to hear from Nina and other gaming and technology practitioners. We will then further explore the commission and some of the surrounding themes in a Q and A session with Nina and guests. There will also be an opportunity to try out Lost Memories Dot Net and network with other local enthusiasts throughout the evening.
This is a free event but please book your place here.
Lost Memories Dot Net will be available to download from mif.co.uk/lostmemories during the festival.