Josuhe Pagliery & Johann Armenteros' Savior is an experimental game where a metaphysical character is witness to the deconstruction of the very world around them. It is currently being developed in a unique cultural context: the rapidly changing social, political, and economic landscape of Cuba. This will be the first time that work from their game will be publicly exhibited in the U.S. The exhibition will run from August 11 - Nov 19 as the inaugural exhibition in our brand new home.
VGA's past exhibitions have featured the work of Adriaan de Jongh, Amanita Design, Andy Hoyos, Arnie Jorgensen, Atomhawk, B. Borkur Eiriksson, Beau Blyth, Ben Crooks, Ben Esposito, Benji Blessing Sayed, Cardboard Computer, Catherine Fox, Christine Janokowicz, Cook & Becker, Craig Adams, Cukia Kimani, David van Brink, Feng Mengbo, Gabriele Brombin, Greg Wohlwend, Hannah Leja Epstein (hanski), Hollow Tree Games, Hunter Jonakin, Infinitap Games, Irrational Games, Jaromír Plachý, Jesse Tise, Jessica Fenlon, JODI, Jon Satrom, Jonathan Blow, Joseph Chiocchi, Josh Larson, Luke Whittaker, Matt Gilgenbach, Michaël Samyn & Auriea Harvey (Tale of Tales), Naughty Dog, Netherrealm, Nick Briz, Nina Freeman & Joni Kittaka, Numinous Games, Paloma Dawkins, Paul Hertz, Philip Mallory Jones, Pippin Barr, Pol Clarissou, Porpentine Charity Heartscape, Richard Anderson, Ryan & Amy Green, Sara Goodman, State of Play Games, Stoic, Superbrothers, Sylvain Tegroeg, Team OK, thatgamecompany, Thekla Inc, and William Chyr.
The successful opening of our new space depends on a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. While VGA has a stable and growing base of support with diverse revenue streams, we need a one-time cash infusion to connect game artists from around the world with the gallery and create an international center for art and video games. Kickstarter will help us grow a global audience and give us the resources to be a world-class, state-of-the-art gallery where fans and creators of the best games in the world can meet.
What your Contributions Will Support:
Your support will furnish our new gallery as a destination for art and games. Funds will allow the purchase of crucial technology like computers, projectors and game consoles for the space. It will also allow us to buy tools and fabricate artwork to mount the first exhibition. Join us in making Chicago's first gallery for video games and new media a reality!
We have an exciting range of rewards for local and international audiences. There are beautiful t-shirts designed by the inimitable Ohn Ho, posters and giclées from beloved indie games, opportunities to join VGA for our annual always-sold-out, not-to-be-missed party, and even naming and sponsorship opportunities for the space’s plaque and exhibition areas. Representative images of our rewards, as described to the right, are below.
Curated Selection of Indie Games