Dingmeng Liu

Video Game: A Gift for Dawn

Class of: 2025

Major: Architectural Design BFA

Medium: Video game

Faculty: Aaron Krach

Prompt: Create a project that operates in the realm of gift-giving and/or receiving. Make something, do something, create something that is a gift and art. This will be something for your partner.

This video game presented in PDF is a gift (and also art) designed for Dawn. I designed it as a quite personal gift just for her, combining Dawn’s self-interests, daily life, hobbies, background, etc she presented in daily life and interview with this special game. Actually, it’s quite possible that if someone else plays this game, they might feel a sense of exclusiveness since they couldn’t get the points related to Dawn’s personality and private experiences. But I’ll extend the meaning and possibilities of this kind of gift later. It could be a gift for everyone using similar logic and form.