NAME: McMickey et Air Jordan Hyperspace Safari!
AUTHOR: Hannah Epstein, an indie game designer and digital artist from Toronto.
DESCRIPTION: A CYOA game on YouTube. Follow McMickey and Air Jordan in crazy adventures in the Internet desert. Jumping from one video to the next is plenty of fun but it is also dangerous. Your exploration of the web off the Google highway might send you to jail! The game was commissioned by the HTMlles festival, a feminist digital art festival founded by Studio XX, a Montreal-based center for technological creation made by women.
AMUSEMENT RATE: The crazy characters and altered videos make for a great game but the message is even more interesting.The theme of the 2012 edition of the festival being “risky business”, Hannah Epstein decided to focus on the endangered freedom of the Internet. Watching an illegally uploaded YouTube video or chatting with a weird stranger: many of our online actions put us at risk. The authorities’ response to these problems is somewhat faulty. They tend to favor majors and copyright owners, forgetting the safety of the users. So stop checking the casual encounters section of Craigslist and start playing this game. It is almost as creepy but much safer.