The Loss Levels is a series of fifteen narrative microgames housed in a custom-built arcade cab, exploring aspects of my experience during the 2017 terrorist attack, in which I lost my brother Martyn. The games are designed to explore some of the elements of the experience, without naming any specifics of place or time or name. The games are intentionally simple, designed to mimic old-school 8bit games, and in many ways are a mirror of my earlier game ‘c ya laterrrr’, but depicted in a much more focused and stylised manner.
Each game is no more than ten seconds or so in length, with a total gameplay time of around 3-4 minutes.
This project was commissioned for the 2018 Now Play This experimental games event at Somerset House, as part of the London Games Festival.
The Loss Levels was covered on BBC Breakfast, CNBC and a host of other outlets, and is scheduled to tour to other games and arts festivals later in 2018.