Lake game being played in ancient times
*DISCLAIMER* The photo montage used is for representational purposes only.
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Once there was a lake

An interactive game performance

Visual Identity, Illustration, Packaging
Year: 2020
The brain child of Chanakya Vyas and his team as part of The Indian Ensemble along with a very talented game designer-Studio Oleomingus , the interactive game performance aims spark a conversation and dialogue about our very own, beloved city - Bangalore.

As part of the project which received a grant from the India Foundation for Arts (IFA), Chanakya developed a series of theatrical games to examine and reimagine the issues related to the urban commons in Bangalore, with a specific focus on lakes.
lake game poster in square format
Illustration and visual language
An interactive performance played among 8-12 people, this is a game that grapples with the past, present and future of lakes in Bangalore. The deeply involving experience of this game is spiced with many twists and stories from our rich folklore, which keeps the audience/players engaged till the very end.

As the game revolves around Bangalore and its lakes, we drew inspiration from the city itself to make the graphic true to its context and concept.
player cards demonstrated with 5 hands
lake game poster mock up
The versions
exploration sketch 1exploration sketch 2exploration sketch 3exploration sketch 4
The game featured on various platforms
lake game in times of indialake game in the new indian expresslake game featured in mint lounge
Reimagined digital version
Taken forward by Chanakya Vyas & team
digital version of the lake game
Credits for digital version
Conceived by Chanakya Vyas
Research, Making & Text Development-Sathwik NN & Chanakya Vyas
Dramaturgy-Tanvi Shah
Game Design & Web Interface-Studio Oleomingus
Art work-Sorted Pandit
Sound Design-Nikhil Nagaraj
Voice overs-Sharanya Ramprakash, Sindhu Sreenivasa Murthy & Vivek Madan
Research Intern-Lalitha Doddamane
Producer(Audio Series)-Vivek Madan
Production Managers-Sangeeta Goel & Shubham Roy Choudhury
Stage Manager-Medha Agrawal
Creative direction: Abhishek Durani
Graphic design & Illustration: Manasi Patankar
Design management: Netra Ajjampur
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