Student Entrant 2017

University of Southern California
Aquma and Friends


FRKN WKND is video game mixtape by Aquma. This collection of autobiographical vignette games depicts the life of a young game designer trying to get rich from the craft and take care of his mother. FRKN WKND has players coding, testing psychedelic low-polygon games, rolling a joint, meditating, being harassed by an online mob, and more.

All of these experiences take place on Aquma's mobile phone. As you explore its contents, you learn more about the owner. FRKN WKND began as Aquma's thesis project for the Interactive Media and Games MFA program at the University of Southern California. He plans to release it for Android and iOS in early 2017.