Bokida - Heartfelt Reunion

Entrant 2017

Rice Cooker Republic


Bokida is a peaceful first-person 3D game where you experience freedom while exploring a vast, beautiful, and peculiar world.

You will journey through the world of Bokida using your abilities to reunite two stars who were separated a long time ago.

As the player, you toy with the ability to generate and sculpt geometry, messing with simulated physics in a stark monochrome environment.

Bokida's world is defined by two Stars : The Light one, the surface of which the player explores; and the Dark one, visible in the skies above. These two gigantic entities have been separated for a very long time, but the player's arrival marks a turning point in this equilibrium.
Like two lovers longing to reunite after having been kept apart against their will, these two stars finally have a chance to merge once again through the player's actions.

Exploration revolves around the playful manipulation of a set of digital "tools" that allow the player to engage and harness the virtual environment. The player can create unique, colorful structures or compositions and colonize the canvas of the computer screen. Hence, the dormant world of Bokida gradually turns into a territory, where the player toys with the simulated physics as she discovers the majestic landscapes it has to offer. As the player explores and manages to bring the two Stars closer together, transformations begin to affect the environment, allowing her to catch a glimpse of times when this world might not have been so dormant...

The game is also partly inspired by Daoism.