What if all the seemingly insignificant artefacts from our life were carefully filed and catalogued? The sugar packet from the café where you had your first break up, the doodle on the back of your high school notebook, a message you should have sent but didn’t?
The Archive is an interactive experience where you become the archivist, piecing together the small moments in the lives of two teenagers and discovering how, when stitched together, these easily missed memories and experiences can become the key to something everyone is searching for. The Archive is a screen based experience, embedded in an archive ‘office’ environment.
The project has been funded by XR Stories and PlayOn! and developed by Pixelcloud.
Writer 60 seconds Zodwa Nyoni
Writer Last Game of the Season Lydia Marchant
The Archivist Tyrone Huggins
Voice of Lubna Purvis Parmar
Voice of Brandon Adam Kane
Voice of Coach Sarah Rorke
Creative Production Lucy Hammond
Gameplay Developer Johannes May
Game Designer Christoph Rasulis
Art Director Patrick Poelchau
Software Development Rolf Rothgerber
Sound Designer Charlotte Bickley
Academic Partner & Consultant Ben Kirman (University of York)
Archivist Video by Ed Sunman / Fresh Label
Additional Video Sam Johnson
Additional Photographs Khaled Aljawad
Additional Art by Percy Ollive, Camille Walesch