Past Present is an archive film project working with younger and older people, to create digital experiences of the past in the present. Developed by Lighthouse in partnership with Screen Archive South East, Mass Observation Archive and Corporation Pop.
Testing the Beta version is my first glimpse at the overall world of Lives at War, this has been a fantastically rich experience. Those guys at Corporation Pop have done a great job. Check out these screen grabs.
Walking soldier video - a character in the 3D world. Also, pictures of the bombed house in the game. People who lived in the bombed house will have interacted with players. The game attempts to instil a sense of loss and constant threat, though showing how everyday life continued on the home front - much like how films from the period show life continuing. Diaries and oral histories will be embedded throughout the world to read and hear, with accounts by older people still alive now who lived during WW2 - some emotional recounting has been happening.
Artefacts such as gasmasks, cases and radios will spring to life as people pass through the space, instigated by certain actions by people searching and exploring the spaces within the game. Designs by Corporation Pop.