MENU NEW GAME+
- Available on macOS / PC
- Genre Horror / Puzzle
- Release date Out now
- Exhibitor Leftfield Collection
Main menus are the first thing we see when they start a video game. We often ignore them entirely. But through a main menu, it’s possible to envision an entire game: from its atmosphere and graphics to its gameplay and story, we immediately get a sense of the whole.
MNG+ explores this marginal, ignorable corner of games by presenting a series of main menus for games that do not exist. Each menu invites the audience to imagine a specific game with its own history of development, gameworld, set of mechanics, graphical style, and so on. It is a work of magical realist interactive fiction.
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