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Artistic Expression Grows In Digital Media: Leaving for iPad Launches


COPENHAGEN, Denmark– <21 February 2013>–

Mimicry Games has released their new artistic poetically charged game, Leaving, for iPad 2, iPad mini and iPad with Retina display.

"This game is a new and innovative approach to play, gaming and artistic expression in a digital medium. It subverts the user’s expectations of what it is to be a gamer; it draws in people who celebrate all forms of experimental cultural and artistic expression,” said Artistic Game Designer and Lead Developer Thomas J. Papa.

The full feature list includes:

-??????? Intuitive gameplay: controls make“Leaving” playable and accessible

-??????? Visually striking 3D environment

-??????? Quantum gestures: Small detailed gestures and movements

-??????? Retina display support

Device requirements:

-??????? iPad 2, iPad mini or iPad with Retina display

-??????? Compatible with all iOS versions

-??????? 172 MB

Pricing and availability:

Leaving is available for sale worldwide through the App Store in the Games category for $2.99 USD. Promo codes are available upon request (while supplies last).

The game can be found in the App Store here: http://appstore.com/leaving

For additional information about Mimicry Games or Leaving visit the website: www.mimicrygames.com or send an email to press@mimicrygames.com.

About Leaving:

Leaving is a poetically charged artistic game, joining the first wave of artistic expression in this medium that explores the inventive field of experiential gaming. It follows such acclaimed titles as The Graveyard (Tale of Tales, 2008), Heavy Rain (Quantum Dream, 2010) and Dear Esther (thechineseroom, 2012).

In short, Leaving is not your typical game. It is an ambiguous short 3D interactive drama inspired by the poetry of Antonio Machado. Leaving features a single-player three-act sequence, where you play a role, like an actor in the theatre, and explore what it might mean to a character to leave home.

Arguably controversial, it will open the doors to users who enjoy exploring new fields of gaming and poetry, while simultaneously engaging with people who delight in novel and thought-provoking forms of artistic expression.

The game features a delicate musical score and art deco elegance complete with high quality stylised 3D environments.

In the game you play the role of Willem, saying goodbye to your loved ones at the international departures hall of an airport. Experience the act of leaving in a poetic game environment. Might you remember those last few precious moments of a familiar space, time and place before the final moment when you step away and turn to face the unknown? Could you be drawn along by the haunting melodies, the sweeping vistas or detailed interiors? Are you the kind of person who enjoys exploring an ambiguous artistic experience?

Discover what Leaving means to you.

About Mimicry Games:

Thomas J. Papa is the artistic game designer and lead developer of Mimicry Games based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is a talented, experienced indie Game Designer who has studied extensively in Holland, Japan and the USA . He is currently pursuing his MSc in Game Analysis at ITU Copenhagen. Thomas's commercial experience at Europe's leading serious game developer, VSTEP, saw him working on a number of commercial game titles. He is currently exploring the bleeding edge of experiential game design in his indie titles for the iOS platform.


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