This is the story of the Norwegian explorer Johan Adrian Jacobsen. From 1881 to 1883 he travelled along the northwestern coasts of the Americas. Commissioned by a support comitee, he purchased and catalogued an immense number of artefacts and objects from local tribes for the German Humboldt Foundation. Totem's Sound is based on his personal accounts.
Enjoy a day of Johan's journey, featuring great outdoor activities such as canoe races, collecting clams, not getting eaten by a giant grizzley and of course fish oil binge drinking. Get in contact with the local tribes, that are struggling to preserve their ways of life and their cultures in a rapidly changing world.
Totem's Sound was conceived and produced by gold extra with the support of Causa Creations in the framework of the Humboldt Lab Dahlem, a project by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes in collaboration with the Foundation Preussischer Kulturbesitz Berlin. As part of Rehersal Stage 4 - Travelogue Totem's Sound is being shown in the Museum Dahlen from 23.09.2014 to 08.02.2015.
Developer: Adeline Ducker (Art), Tilmann Hars (Code & Design), Georg Hobmeier (Text & Design), Brian Main (additional Art), Karl Zechenter (Music, Sound & Research)
Libraries: vrld (hump), kadoba (atl), markngo (atc), Xelu (Key-art)
Fonts: LastPriestess, Pixel UniCode by ivancr72
Tested by the amazing Patrick Borgeat, Steven Colling, Henning Thiele, Kasia Zielinska + Timo Rostasy
Thanks to: Harald Hackl (Yurp.at), Schwerpunkt Wissenschaft und Kunst Salzburg, Filipe Canha