BEEN THERE TOGETHER was designed as an alternative to mobile games, which pull the player into the virtual reality. BEEN THERE TOGETHER, on the contrary, encourages the player's perception of society and his/her surroundings. By providing challenges, context, and aesthetic pleasure, it creates an exciting experience that differs from the ordinary daily activities.
Its purpose is to overcome the individual’s alienation in society. By simple questions and tasks, the player is drawn into a magic circle of play in reality, in areas that are normally not intended for play.
It creates a temporary world in the midst of an ordinary world, transforming the everyday experience and the individual’s perception of public spaces.
The player can choose from 4 difficulty modes and decide which intensity of play they prefer. Its modest design allows the player to play the game without noticeably changing their behaviour in public, and it is entirely their decision if they want to admit that they are just playing a game or not.
You will be directed to choose one out of 4 categories. A deck of cards will be automatically generated for you.
Once you have fulfilled the task - swipe to the right
if you want to skip this card - swipe to the left.
These categories are divided by the intensity of participation. After you have finished all the cards, you can restart the deck and play again.
RESEARCH: Challenging tasks and questions to re-think and analyze your environment and people you are surrounded by.
INTERACTION: Be the person you want to meet. By easy actions, explore your presence in any public space. Light interaction helps you change the atmosphere of the place where you are at the moment.
DIALOGUE: Have you ever wanted to talk to someone interesting but you never know how to start? This game gives you a good opportunity to act. Start the conversation with a stranger and get to know the people who walk by.
COLLABORATION: The most challenging category. To fulfil the level you have to develop a daring attitude to collaborate with people you don't know. To succeed you need to find people willing to collaborate with you on the given tasks. This is opening space for new interesting connections.
You can freely move from one category to another.
Basic Principle: If you don't feel like doing any card, you don ́t have to. If you don't feel like going for a more challenging category, don't push yourself. This game is here for you to explore. Don't forget to challenge yourself with the tasks but remember: You are your only judge. Feel free to experiment.