Flamingods invite you to trip through their psychedelic world with the interactive ‘Kewali’ video. Try the full interactive game here: http://www.flamingods.com/kewaligame
More video game than video, the visuals for ‘Kewali’ – the eponymous title track and first single of their new EP – sees the group challenging and redefining the promotional video format. Ostensibly a first-person walking sim in the vein of truly mind-bending contemporary blockbusters like Dear Esther, Gone Home, and The Stanley Parable, Kewali uproots you, the nameless traveller, and places you in the psychedelic landscape around Kewali temple. As you make your way closer to the temple, soundtracked by the band’s lysergic new single, you encounter a variety of benevolent beings guiding you further in. Inside this surreal virtual wonderland you’ll find gigantic fruit, shimmering shroom-evoking textures, star constellations drawn in light, a friendly kool-aid vendor, and a mysterious express temple tram, all gliding by in a rainbow-coloured dream haze.
Directed by Amy Brown
Game Design by Amy Brown and Ben Chan