Games can be digital art, too! Explore Clujotronic’s exhibition of unique and innovative indie games – some pose challenging questions, some let you experience aspects of life from an unusual perspective, and some are just pure fun. Most of the exhibited games were developed by small independent teams or single programmers from France, Germany, and Romania. Join us at Cluj-Napoca’s Art Museum to try them out yourself.
> The Longing
An unusual mix of an adventure and an idle game: In utter loneliness, deep below the surface, it’s your task to wait for the awakening of your king... for 400 days.
Developer: Studio Seufz
> There is No Game: Wrong Dimension
There is no game. So don't go messing things up by clicking everywhere. You don’t want to be kicked out of your video game world, do you? Of course not.
Developer: Draw Me A Pixel
Dorfromantik is a peaceful building strategy and puzzle game where you create a beautiful and ever-growing village landscape by placing tiles. Explore a variety of colorful biomes, discover and unlock new tiles and complete quests to fill your world with life!
Developer: Toukana Interactive
> Tell me Why
A multi-award winning episodic adventure game in which twins use their supernatural bond to discover the truth of their troubled past. The game attracted a lot of attention for being the first large-budget title to feature a transgender main character.
Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
> Blind Pong
Blind Pong is a reimagined version of the classical game Pong and comes with a unique twist: after starting a session, the screen will slowly turn black, forcing you to play based on your hearing. Thus, it lets the player experience how games for visually impaired people could function.
Developers: Julia Soergel & Philipp Höhne
A ball, two goals, and... toasters: Welcome to Toasterball. Play against your friends in this unconventional tournament, where toasters are athletes and the laws of physics are merely a suggestion.
Developer: Les Crafteurs
> Through the Darkest of Times
Berlin 1933. “Adolf Hitler is chancellor!” We all know the consequences this message bore. Unspeakable horrors and suffering would sweep across the world. Few would stand and fight the monstrosity that was the German Reich. Will you? Lead an underground resistance group Through the Darkest of Times.
Developer: Paintbucket Games
> The Shape of Time
This virtual exhibition has one goal: In half an hour, it will challenge your understanding of what time is. More a digital interactive art piece than a game, The Shape of Time was released on STEAM to very positive reviews.
Developer: Julien Papo