Gates of Aleppo

Shortly after the outbreak of the Syrian civil war, a gruesome battle started to rage in the ancient city of Aleppo.

Government and rebel forces dug in various neighbourhoods, waging a war of attrition, often using sharp shooters.

Especially government snipers west of the old town were terrorising the citizens, turning their every day movements into a lethal game.

These are short fragments of that time.

original idea + music: "Wolfswift"
execution + design: Joshua Hollendonner + Georg Hobmeier
additional graphics: Julia Nguyen

This is the first public version of the game, in what might be considered a prototype form.

Nominated for the Most Amazing Game Award at Amaze 2021 // Official Selection of the IDFA Doclab 2021 // Nominated for IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling + Special Jury Award for Creative Technology 2021



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