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 was 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. Gamers play a role based on the young Freeman, building both relationships and websites online while following a narrative that grow more intimate as the game goeson. Lost Memories Dot Net is available to download from mif.co.uk/lostmemories during and after the Festival.
Nina Freeman was in conversation with Laura Kate Dale on Saturday July 8 at The Stoller Hall.
MIF Digital Skills // Nina Freeman introduces Lost Memories Dot Net
July 7 // Friday // 6:30 – 9:30pm // Location: MadLab // Age 18+
Manchester International Festival and Madlab hosted an evening with video games designer Nina Freeman; an opportunity to hear more about her work and the making of Lost Memories Dot Net.
Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival.
Photo: Nina Freeman’s home, Portland, Oregon, USA, January 2017
© Donald Christie