The Moroccan “blue city” inspired a Croatian designer to imagine a new video game setting.
Rabat – Croatian artist Dominik Zdenkovic chose Chefchaouen as the location for an as-yet-unrealized video game. Called “The Trials,” the cold war era spy game would be set in 1978.
According to Zdenkovic, Morocco was an important commercial station for the Russians at the time. The game’s storyline starts when Commander Geraldine Connaught orders Madeline Strong, a spy stationed in Morocco, to track Greg Andrews, a defected agent.
“I wanted a mysterious atmosphere. Having recently visited Morocco and Chefchaouen, I had no problem with the inspiration,” said Zdenkovic.
“Older generations typically wear djellabas. I guess that in the 70’s, even more people would wear traditional clothing. someone undercover would like to blend in. This has allowed me to move away from traditional espionage clothing,” he added.
A game designer with a background in architecture, Zdenkovic found an exceptional townscape in Chefchaouen.
“Unexplored,” a campaign by Currys PC World, hired three game developers to re-imagine 10 “forgotten” cities as game venues, with ideas about the games that could take place there. While famous games like Grand Theft Auto were set in California, Unexplored seeks to bring far-flung locales like Ushuaia, Cape Town, Accra, to the spotlight.
The artists have already contributed to renowned works such as Black Panther, Call of Duty, and Assassin’s Creed.
Currys PC World is a brand of the Dixons Carphone Group, a UK-based electrical and telecommunications retailer and service provider.