A MAZE. / Berlin 2024

13th International Games and Playful Media Festival


by Lara Gülpen, Florian Hayn, Khaled Abu Almajd, Nicolas Verspohl (Deutschland, Egypt)

Genre: Platformer, Puzzle

rUIn is a thought-provoking exploration of the relationship between user experience, user interface, and daily life. By using the pause menu as a tool to manipulate the environment, players engage in a meta-narrative that satirizes the influence of UI in contemporary society. This unique approach ties seamlessly into the broader theme of media literacy, inviting players to reflect on the subtle ways interfaces shape our perceptions and interactions with the world. Explore our tough pixelart puzzle platformer with a twist. Switch perspectives, break conventions and make sure to think outside the box, else you'll run out of options!

Platform: PC