Frontiers. Life on the verge of hope
Frontiers is a computer game that enables its players to experience life on the borderline: Race for the Moroccan-Spanish fenceline in Ceuta and make it safely to the other side. Should you fail, you'll find yourself back in the Sahara desert with 600 km to go until you make it back to the border.
Frontiers immerses you in intense situations of life across the borderlines. You are a refugee or the border patrol in challenging stations of two routes to Europe: In the Algerian Hoggar-Mountains, before the fence in Ceuta, on the Spanish beach, or in the Iraqui North, the Turkish mountain range and the woods between Ukraine and Slovakia. You’ll have to confront a wilderness, full of new unknown dangers and situations, and you’ll got to find your way as well understand the motives of refugees and patrols. Frontiers especially encourages unusual approaches to the situations and teamwork.
Frontiers is a free online multiplayer game and a total conversion mod for Valve Software's Half-Life 2 powered by the Source Engine. To Play Frontiers you’ll need „Half-Life 2 Deathmatch“ by Steam [Get it here: Link] only.
The first two stations of Frontiers’ route to Europe will be available for Downloads at 29th, September 2008.
With the release of the game, we will present on this website background information, research videos and photographs, as well as text on the topic of the situations in Ukraine, Morocco and other European borders nowadays.
„The revolution will not be televised, it’ll come with a game pad.“
Wagner James Au (http://Salon.com)
„Frontiers“ is produced by the Austrian artist group gold extra in Salzburg, Austria. We have initiated, curated and produced art project in the intermediate field of fine arts, performance and music. Our shows and projects have been comissioned by and presented at several festivals, among them Ars Electronica Nightline (Linz, Austria), european media art festival (Osnabrück, Germany) and „scene: Österreich“ (Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Germany). gold extra’s productions received numerous awards such as the „Author and Producers Award“ of Junges Theater Bremen and the „Offenbacher Löwe“ award for the stage design of the robot-play „Black Box“.
Since 2006 three gold extra artists, Georg Hobmeier, Sonja Prlić and Karl Zechenter collaborate with the Australian hybrid media artist Adam Donovan on Frontiers. Our co-operation partner for research and presentation is Almada 555 in Porto, Portugal.
Frontiers is supported by the European Cultural Foundation eurocult, Department of Arts and Culture of the Republic of Austria, Province of Salzburg and the City of Calzburg, and by the Erste Salzburger Sparkasse Kulturfonds.
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