For( ){ }; a User-Playable Art Installation

#Art

Tue, Apr 23rd, 2013 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

For( ){ };, created by Brent Watanabe, is a user-playable art-installation, which Andy Cush of Animal New York calls "a confusing, unwinnable video game that’s projection mapped onto a triptych of paintings."

In for( ){ };, there is no beginning or end to the game, just collecting and wandering, birthing and consuming, an arbitrary point system rising until your inevitable death and the birth of another generation. It is a game mechanism without the game. An addictive but essentially aimless experience.
The piece is a triptych of playable acrylic paintings, controlled by the viewer using a NES controller.

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