TOMBEAUX will be debuted and exhibited in the Overlook Gallery, September 14 – October 21. The artist’s game will be playable, and the exhibit will also feature research imagery and 3D-modeled objects from the game.
Tombeaux is a first-person exploration game set in a historically accurate 3D environment. Currently being developed as a solo art, design, and research project by Dave Beck, this interactive historical experience investigates the convergence between cultures and the environment across a few hundred years of midwestern American history. The game takes place on a small section of the St. Croix River (which acts as a border river between Minnesota and Wisconsin). Through exploration, the player discovers various unique objects, environments, and narratives, all of which cause reflection upon our history and our future.
Visit the official game site at: http://www.tombeauxgame.com/
Dave Beck is a practicing 3D digital, game, and new media artist and designer, living in Wisconsin. He is the recipient of the 2010 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge Award, given by the National Science Foundation. Beck’s artwork has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, National Geographic, the journal Science, and the book GameScenes: Art in the Age of Videogames.
– Featured on Wisconsin Life for Tombeaux
– Worked with students on Everend, a senior-capstone video game that took 1st place in art visuals at the Intel University Showcase at GDC 2017
Beck is currently employed at the University of Wisconsin-Stout as the Director and Associate Dean of the School of Art & Design, the largest higher education art and design program in Wisconsin or Minnesota. He is also the founding Director of the Game Design BFA, which is ranked as one of the top game design programs in the country by the Princeton Review.