Nuville is a real-world augmented reality game that turns your urban walk into a sci-fi adventure in which you reclaim control of your city from its builders’ AI.
The city of Nuville is governed by an AI entity maximizing each square inch to build towers without amenities. Its initial instructions were flawed, and human needs discarded along the way. By the time we enter the scene, no one seems to control the AI any longer. Nuville’s citizens are in a constant hurry and rarely smile. Players are implicated as members of a secret group of undercover hackers pretending to be tourists on a city trip.
This research project has received support by the Conceptualization Program of the Experimental Stream of the Canada Media Fund.