A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
“Takes me back with you to passionate desert scenes
And it's there we'll stay
Till the very day
We find out what Pachalafaka means!"
Pachalafaka (Irving Taylor, 1958)
Pachalafaka is a world, ending in songs.
Each song has a different meaning but this world always ends.
Entirely drawn by hand, with ink and watercolors, Pachalafaka is a series of poems, transgender prototypes between comic books and games, trying to articulate the fragile point where sequential art becomes interactive.
This first episode, “I never thought I would lose", is based on the song “Stardust", by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish. The poem was developped for the LA Game Space as part of their launching game mixtape.
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"Pachalafaka is a “game-poem" set in a world that ends when the song ends, which is Stardust by Freddy Gardner. A lovely micro-apocalypse (David cites Jean-Michel Folon and George Herriman as influences), the romanticized crumpling of a watercolor-splotched ink-scrawled piece of a paper, each crinkle a burst of thunder."
Porpentine, on Rock, Paper, Shotgun March 16th, 2014
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