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鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) Spirit Simulator


glitch western virtual environment


interactive artwork

I've been working on this (in super secret) for a while with Jon Cates and few other collaborators. It's an interactive, game-like companion piece to Jon's 2018 glitch western, 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown). COVID has slowed the IRL interactions around its full, public exhibition, but the project has been soft-launched. Check it out below!

"Drift in the Glitch Western world of 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) Spirit Simulator where Old West meets Ancient East in this experimental Glitch Art Game experience by jonCates and Evan Meaney. Times stand still, frozen. Are you on the set of a Silent Film, err are you onscreen in a simulation of an abandoned (?), broken down, and glitched out ghost town? Eitherway, Out West, under Gold Mountain, you navigate amidst the fantasies of the Settler Nation. Press spacebar to float weightless. Press C to sink. Depart and return for the shootout at high noon, but remember: you can never step into the same 鬼鎮 (Ghosttown) twice..."

~Jon Cates