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

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Mar 17 17:58:28 CET 2009


Thanks Olga,

I noticed the Linux version - will try it later on :-)

marc
> 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
> deviation.
>
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>>> Soviet-Unterzögersdorf -- The Adventure Game
>>> monochrom
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>
> http://www.monochrom.at/suz-game/sektor2/index_en.htm
>
> 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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