MR. YUMS INC. (2015)
A VIDEOGAME INSTALLATION BY JASON CORACE & SAM SHEFFIELD
ABOUT MR. YUMS INC.
Mr. Yums Inc. is an installation that embodies the internal logic of a video game through playful interactions with sculptural forms. The game attempts to extend a small digital world into a physical space, where interactions with digital and analog interfaces have an affect on the overall system/experience.
Video games hide many of their inner workings from players: we don’t know why crates are always filled with power ups or why much needed keys are always missing. There is a hidden world in digital games that we don’t often get to see. For us play is the ability to test and tease out the way a system works, to learn its patterns and limits.
We want Mr. Yums Inc. to explore this idea of exposing the hidden world of video games in an experience that is playful and aesthetically evocative.
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