Also known as ZeroNorthZeroWest and 0N0W.
A cross country road trip strands you in a mysterious town lost amidst the towering mesas and swaying dunes of the great wild west. Will you beckon the glowing call of its lone storefront and embark on a fantastical multidimensional walkabout through space and time?
Experience a beautiful environment where nothing is what it seems, a spatial labyrinth where doors always lead to different destinations, an anomalous zone where mass gingerly defies gravity, a universe of inspiration, of dreams, of everything and nothing: Experience 0°N 0°W .
2016 - The Children’s Museum of the Arts, NYC, Video Game Expo
2017 - EGX 2017 's Rezzed Zone
“A world begging to be experienced”
“The disconnected feeling of moving through the imaginary gardens within the boundaries of unconsciousness”
“A very cool environment and atmosphere to inhabit”
“The joyful escape you imagine as you rest soundly at night”
Work on 0°N 0°W started in early 2014 after reading an article on ‘null islands’, cartographic error dumps for the geographical information system (GIS). The concept of a ‘physical’ location for geospatial anomalies was so fascinating it propelled design; what if somebody entered an alternative gps dimension of spatial bugs? The focus was to model and musically accompany everything to transmit this atmosphere of an oneiric anomalous world between fantasy and reality. In January of 2015 project ‘dream.sim’ was released in itch.io illustrating the gameplay of a level. The aesthetics were inspired by the original Tron movie and CAD representations of urbanist master planning models. After positive reactions we entered the late Steam Greenlight program battlegrounds. A few months later with the release of a second prototypical level the project was voted successfully by the Greenlight community for a Steam release and also invited to join the Nintendo Developer Program for the Nintendo Wii. 2016 was a year of exhausting 24/7 developing marathons that consumed metric tons of ramen + coffee and an appendix. Its finally 2017, three winters have passed blanketing the northern realms with fluffy snow, we switched to decaf, started planting our own food and completed 80+ 'levels' with an accompanying soundtrack of seven hours of continuous music to enhance the experience! We are now ecstatic to show the world 0°N 0°W !
Colorfiction is a small independent game software developer company based in Connecticut, USA. An ethereal misty land where deer, raccoons, suburbanites and witches dwell alike in somewhat bucolic communion among forgotten farmlands riddled with undulating ancient rock walls. With a diverse ample background of boolean and resonating wave shaping in trimensional space¹, we enjoy investigating the interstitial zone between art and technology via the creation of visual auditory software. Our hobbies include planting potatoes, chasing away the variety of wildlife from our peach tree and driving twenty minutes for groceries to the real life set of the stepford wives. We also enjoy writing incredibly obtuse lyrical prose so please enjoy the flashy images/videos and try to overlook the commodious thesaurus fatigue.
¹ Isaac Asimov's excellent neologism for three dimensional fiction/dramas in the Foundation Series.
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