Infinitap Games - Neverending Nightmares (Wedding Portrait)

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Infinitap Games - Neverending Nightmares (Wedding Portrait)

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Neverending Nightmares 
2014


The emergence of indie gaming has brought about a diversity of gaming art styles as well as varieties of personal experience and expression. Infinitap's Neverending Nightmares launched in 2014 as one part horror game and another part deeply personal story of lead creator Matt Gilgenbach's struggle with mental illness. Centered on the plight of a male protagonist named Thomas, the game builds on well-established tropes of creepy dolls, religious symbolism, haunted houses and insane asylums to ever darker circles of disturbing imagery. Through various endings and interwoven narratives, the plot revolves around a haunting, symbolic female figure named Gabrielle who is at once Thomas' sister, wife and daughter. The horror tropes are only skin deep as it is the game's structure -- recreating the experience of OCD through repetition, depression through helplessness, and intrusive thoughts through horror, homicidal and suicidal vignettes -- is where this game truly distinguishes itself. Clearly inspired by the Gothic pen and ink illustration of American artist and author Edward Gorey, the visual experience of Neverending Nightmares uniquely matches its narrative and gameplay vision. 

In this giclee, Thomas and Gabrielle pose for a wedding portrait that underscores thecomplex nature of their relationship. She stares vacantly at the viewer with a puzzling expression while he fixates on her in a look that is hardly the knowing and loving expression of a husband on a wedding day, but rather as if to ask who she is, a question the gamer asks time and time again throughout the game. Wedding Portrait (2014) is a 7.2 x 12.8 inch image on an 11 x 14 inch Premium Giclee Paper.

Infinitap Games was created by Matt Gilgenbach in 2011. Key Infinitap game members include programming by Daniel Sass, art and animation by Joe Grabowski, Chris Ewald, and Adam Grabowski, Music by Skyler McGlothlin and sound by Eduardo Ortiz Frau. Previously Gilgenbach created the music and rhythm PSN game Retro/Grade, which was nominated for Excellence in Audio and Design at the Independent Games Festival; it also won the Audience Choice Award at Indiecade in 2010.  Gilgenbach is also credited on Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, and A Mobius Proposal.

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  • Poster: $35 - 18 x 24 inch unframed matte poster
  • Black Framed Poster: $85 - 18 x 24 inch black framed matte poster (US shipping only)
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  • Unframed Giclee: $60 - 11 x 14 inch unframed premium giclee (comes with hand-numbered and signed certificate of authenticity, edition of 50)
  • Framed Giclee: $160 - 11 x 14 inches (comes with hand-numbered and signed certificate of authenticity, edition of 50, US shipping only)
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