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Too much electricity has been passed through your being. Your system knows with any excess of energy it will shut off to protect your core from that much unwieldy power.

Will you convince your other half to stay shut down or to start back up?

Cover art photo by elanz asadi
Background photo by Anne Nygård

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
Authorvian nguyen
Tagsanalog, cooperative, LARP, two-players


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SHUTDOWN/STARTUP [PROTOCOL] is a short game that won't take much of your time, but is deep and philosophical at the same time. Two players play as the east and west hemisphere of a robot's processor, and they represent the creative and rational side of the brain. After an unexpected shutdown, the two sides debate on whether or not to reboot their system. I love how everything fits onto a single A4 page, including cut-outs for each of the player.


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