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Flash 8 - download
The project opens as a pop-up window.
If you don't see a start button appearing after a while, this
means you have to install the Flash 8 plugin.
Help: If you
have difficulty finding the
"collaborating distance". Here's a picture with the
good distance .
All scenes are available, however scene 3 needs
some additional story-elements that will become available soon.
It is possible to churn up lakshmi though.
This is a game story: discover the
plot by navigating the characters. Listen carefully, there are
many hints given.
"The churning of the Ocean" is
one of the oldest Hindu mythologies. It dates back to the hymns
of the Vedas. It is a creation myth, that tells a story of the
Golden Age, when the earth was young and the cosmic balance was
yet to be found. The story is about a family of brothers, the Devas
and the Assuras.
The Devas are the gods of light, the Assuras are the dark power.
You help the Devas against the harrasment of the Assuras...
This project is based on
a 4000 year old Indo-Aryan tale.
Originally, this story existed as verses that were transmitted
orally. Later it was integrated in Hindu scriptures among which
the Ramayana. In this myth, our ancestors made sense to their
observations of the world: natural phenomena were transformed into
characters and basic human emotions became stories.
The 2006 version of this story is an experiment
on the integration of story, interface and illustration. Navigating
the protagonists around in the story-world triggers interfaces
that have an abstract narrative signification. Characters are based
on Hindu tradition and translated to a contemporary internet culture.
The traditional story is chopped into a a series of visual and
narrative puzzels one has to discover.
Story adaption, graphics and programming:
3D modelling and animation: Hyver
Sound: Els Viaene
Voice: Ruby Brard
Supported by the Rhizome Comission
See the commission entry.
See the 2001 version of this project.