REGENERATION: Breaking Time with Indigenous Video Games was an installation that addressed Indigenous peoples as both players and producers of videogames, and explored the potential of gameplay as a medium for storytelling and cultural teachings. For REGENERATION, an arcade made up of consoles and projections was set up in the foyer and Grand Luxe Hall. The arcade featured nine games that reflected themes of relationship building, community ties, and storytelling.


Terra Nova (2019), SlipCycle Productions

Thunderbird Strike (2017), Elizabeth LaPensée

When Rivers Were Trails (2019), Elizabeth LaPensée, Nichlas Emmons, Weshoyot Alvitre 

PURITY&decay (2017), Achimostawinan Games

Tipi Kaga (2019), Carl Petersen 

Hold My Hand (2019), Nathan Powless-Lynes 

Kakwitene VR (2019), MoniGarr

Maoriland Adventures (2016), Johnson Witehira 

Wao Kanaka (the Realm of Humans) (2018), Ka Lei Milika`a

REGENERATION also marked the public launch of Maize Longboat's videogame Terra Nova (2019), and included a public talk with Longboat and members of the independent game collective Heart Projector.

Produced in partnership with Heart Projector. 

Curated by Maize Longboat.

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