Arcfire Games and Monomoon
Foramina is a pen and ink, nightmare adventure video game being produced by Owen Davies (Arcfire Games), Joe Blakeston, Nick Dymond (Monomoon) and Bristol based artist Tom Mead.
The initial seeds of this project were sown after a chance meeting between Owen and Tom at a Jamaica Street Artists open studio event in 2014. After seeing Tom's artwork, which depicts anthropomorphic creatures in surreal and nightmarish bio-mechanical worlds, Owen and Tom began to think about how they could extend Tom's work by incorporating it into a video game.
Video games are usually design driven, by games designers, who combine game mechanics (rules/actions), narrative and concept art to produce a design brief for digital artists, developers, sound engineers and musicians. However, by placing the artist's work at the centre of the design process, Foramina will explore the potential for artist-driven games development as well as the use of videogames as an artistic medium.