Paris-based production company Darjeeling has created an animated 2D mobile game, Homo Machina, that sees users journey through a mechanised version of the human body.
Inspired by Dr Fritz Kahn’s medical illustrations, players pass through different parts of our anatomy and are expected to help minuscule workers run various vital organs such as the heart, lungs and stomach. The ears have, for example, been reimagined as a series of tape recorders and megaphones while the eyes have been depicted as a set of projectors. The brain is portrayed as a series of rooms; one area resembles a library and is labelled “Desire Headquarters” while another room is filled with interconnecting machines labelled “senses” and “emotions”.
Homo Machina was created with the intention of making science accessible to everyone between the ages of seven to 77. The game also celebrates Dr Frtiz Kahn’s visionary work with its straightforward, charming animations and gives users a comprehensive understanding of our body’s inner workings.
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