This total transformation mod (not following Fallout lore) aims to bring to life anarchist utopias after Global meltdown. It takes place in eastern part of former Canada and United-States. The game is a bilingual (french & english) single player non-linear RPG. It can be called a radical camping simulator or a positive post-apocalyptic game. The world has been challenged by the Sum of all heavily anticipated catastrophies. Humans survived and organised themselves according to a mix of anarchistic, aboriginal, technological and nomadic ways of living, mostly driven by anarchist ideas (anti-domination, direct democracy, freedom and autonomy). In-game, "Sum" refers to the sum of all catastrophies, a cult, a currency and mispellings of words "son" and "sun". The Sum (french version : Nous Aurons) is an art project created by the french-canadian artist Hugo Nadeau (www.hugonadeau.com).
Game session 1 extract - 10 min.ish solo during flood
With Antonio de Braga and Fred Lebrasseur
Special thanks to Mia de Braga and Capucine Lebrasseur
8-year-old Mara embarks on a ritual of passage to become an adult, accompanied by her friend Lua. They survive on their own in a ruined world by avoiding mots encounters. Prolonged solitude gives them the impression of perceiving the world differently.
Broadcasted live from Quebec city from February 8 to 12, 2021 at Mois Multi, international multidisciplinary and electronic arts festival.
The work is based on the post-apocalyptic anarchist anticipation video game The Sum (Nous Aurons) by Hugo Nadeau (http://thesum.hugonadeau.com).
Revolutions are born underground. The game will not be won on its own. Capitalism will not last long. By repeatedly visiting a video game, five small groups guide us through that many collective stories. From their nocturnal meeting places, Nous campions loin des endroits où la mort nous attendait becomes an attempt to compose reality, a prospecting of spaces between the present and the projection.
2197. Exit the State. It was the warming up, now the real game. It was the time of the Predation, it no longer is. Eraserettes and medicines. Internetists and shelterers. In North Merica, one world lost ten found.