I’ve always been fascinated by Russian Roulette. A strange fascination since I’ll never actually play it myself , but I didn’t always realize why. In 2005 I saw a film called 13 Tzameti, which is about an underground gambling ring where a large number of ‘contestants’ play Russian Roulette in a large circle, over a number of rounds, with one survivor, or ‘winner’. That individual receives a large sum of money, and the entire time a bunch of wealthy, seedy individuals are gambling on the outcomes of each round. This was a big inspiration for this game, but not the source of my fascination.
Here is the talk I recently did at the Gotland Game Conference in Visby, Sweden entitled Defining the Box: Creativity and Inspiration in the Unknown (click for more details).
The Choosatron was nominated for the WTF! award at A Maze in Berlin. I honestly didn’t think we’d make it over there (Megan, my acting project manager, and myself), but by the grace and generosity of the friends and supporters of the Choosatron we made it happen! THANK YOU ALL, so freakin’ much. Now about the festival!