Gemini is a poetic video game about a journey of two stars and an artistic expression of personal values and beliefs about life and human relationships.
In the game the player guides two stars into the heavens to light up the sky by controlling the movement of a star that interacts with another little star. The two stars dance and surf in fluid motions, explore in a mythical world, interact with a responsive environment, and overcome obstacles. The little star expresses its own intentions and its relationship to the large star. The player learns about its personality and explores how to fly in tandem with it through the adventure. The story of Gemini is told wordlessly. It gives the player the freedom to determine the meaning of the game’s narrative and metaphors through playful exploration of the game’s setting and mechanics.
Gemini was the thesis project of NYU Tisch Game Center MFA students Atlas Chen and Nick Zhang, collaborating with artist Kevin Chen, composer Tony Yan and intern Zack Zhang. The game is currently under further development.