Endling II is a walking simulator game that explores the aftermath of a mass extinction. The player controls Mnemosyne Unit-01, a hyper-creature containing the DNA of all known eukaryotic species, as they navigate a deserted, post-apocalyptic Earth. In the course of the game, the DNA strands struggle to coexist harmoniously, leading to humorous beatbox battles between them. During these battles, the player temporarily loses control of the creature, which starts behaving as a non-playable character (NPC).
Endling II can be downloaded from the game's homepageor Itch.io.
Dimitris Gkikas (b. Athens, Greece) is a Berlin-based new media artist and designer. He uses found materials to tell science fiction narratives through multiple media including video, net art, video games, performances, and installations. His work has been displayed internationally at institutions such as the UZWEI in Dortmunder U (DE), Akademie Schloss Solitude (online/shortlisted), 19th Media Art Biennale WRO (PL), Ars Electronica X.ART Global Gallery (online), Kunstverein Tiergarten (DE), ADAF (GR), Vector Festival (CA), FILE Festival (BR), Transmediale Vorspiel (DE) and The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale (online)
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