Factsheet

Developer:
Aaron Oldenburg
Based in Baltimore, Maryland

Founding date:
November 1, 2007

Website:
aaronoldenburg.net

Press / Business Contact:
cachiche@aaronoldenburg.com

Social:
twitter.com/AaronOldenburg

Releases:
1000HeadsAmongTheTrees

Address:
P.O. Box 12063
Baltimore, MD 21281
USA

Phone:
email me

Description

Aaron Oldenburg is a game developer and new media artist whose primary interest is in game rules as an expressive medium. His video and interactive work has exhibited in festivals and galleries in New York, Berlin, São Paulo and Los Angeles, including SIGGRAPH and FILE Electronic Language International Festival. He teaches game design as an Assistant Professor in University of Baltimore's Simulation and Digital Entertainment program and has an MFA from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In October 2003 he finished two years as an HIV Health Extension Agent for the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa.

History

Early history

Aaron's work has included digital interactive narrative (2000-07), commercial casual games (2007-08), and short experimental game design projects (2009-13).

After that

Over the past few years he has worked in series of short videogames: based on the mechanics of religion, sound art, and currently games created using elements of traditional documentary process.

Projects


Videos

After (2010), from a series of religious games Vimeo

Pieces of Jonestown (2010), a short documentary video project Vimeo

Towa Towa (2012) on Indie Impressions, the results of an attempted videogame documentary of the Guyanese bird racing community in New York YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • " Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for Digital Art" - Baltimore, MD, 2010

Selected Articles

  • "Towa Towa isn’t a minigame with a bird racing theme pasted on. This is you literally counting the chirps these birds make as you judge this contest. That’s GREAT. That’s all there is. That’s enough."
    - Porpentine, Rock, Paper, Shotgun
  • "[A] surprisingly effective game about social anxiety."
    - Line Hollis, Videogame criticism
  • "Si Escape the Cage est particulier, c'est qu'il est peut-être le seul « escape room » dans lequel on ait immédiatement envie de se réenfermer. "
    - Pierrec, L'Oujevipo
  • "i screamed when both of them were coming at me IT WAS FREAKY MAN!!!!!!!"
    - munkiemee, AddictingGames commenter

Other work
Videogame, interactive art and video projects. http://aaronoldenburg.net.


Team & Repeating Collaborators

Aaron Oldenburg
Developer


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