[NetBehaviour] Soviet-Unterzögersdorf, a computer game by monochrom

Olga olga.panades at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 17:20:42 CET 2009

Although I haven't really explored the game and it looks as it's gonna
be a classic one, it is interesting their use of fiction as a mode of

>> Soviet-Unterzögersdorf -- The Adventure Game
>> monochrom


Soviet Unterzögersdorf (pronounced «oon-taa-tsee-gars-doorf») is the
last existing appanage republic of the USSR. The enclave maintains no
diplomatic relationship with the surrounding so-called «Republic of
Austria» or with the Fortress «European Union». The downfall of her
motherland -- the Soviet Union -- in the early 1990s had a
particularly bad effect on the country’s economic situation.

It is a great challenge to secure survival for the small but proud
confederation. External reactionary forces put the country in danger.
It’s a lack of respect due to a morally corrupted and perhaps even
non-existing unity of the peoples. The goal of a glorious future is
almost unreachable.

But there are a handful of people who don’t give up on a vision for a
better tomorrow. Let us tell you the stories of the brave citizens in
the beautiful little country of Soviet Unterzögersdorf.

For years monochrom has been occupied with the construction, analysis
and reflexion of alternative worlds and models of recording history.
monochrom projects are treating this field partly as a discussion with
concepts deriving from popular culture, science and philosophy, partly
as a direct reference to science fiction and fantasy fan culture.
monochrom’s project «Soviet-Unterzögersdorf - The Adventure Game» is
the implementation of a «false reminiscence» into the Austrian
cultural memory -- a fictitious country taking the shape of a computer
game adventure. The enclave «Soviet-Unterzögersdorf», created by
monochrom, is the last remaining USSR republic, situated in the
Austrian wine growing area.

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