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Montañas a Mesas: A Game of Speed Agility and Flight

Game Art. A live geo-locative game addressing the mobility between nature, vehicles and culture.

2012, Game Art


MEDIA: Geolocative App, Costumes, Graphic Elements.


The game Montañas a Mesas uses a game structure similar to tag and scavenger hunt along with a geo-locative mobile app while players assume the character of an auto, balloon and roadrunner. Montañas a Mesas is a city game simulating the effects and challenges of mobility by air, vehicle and animal using the landscape of Albuquerque from the Sandia Mountains to the West Albuquerque Mesa. Similar to how you can collect a wearable pin when a balloon lands, each player can collect a pin at designated locations throughout the game. If you collect a pin at each site then you win the game. You may compete against yourself or others.


GAME CREDITS Game created by Bay Area Artist and New Mexico native, Danielle Siembieda, in collaboration with Artist/Producer DC Spensley.Game played at ISEA 2012 in Albuquerque, NM and the Come Out and Play Festival in San Francisco, CA.

Danielle Siembieda is a Systems Artist and Environmental Performance Expert based in the San Francisco Bay Area 

© 2023 Siembieda & Associates

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