WARSAW, POLAND , January 15, 2020 – Klabater is pleased to announce that yesterday the opinion-forming weekly Polityka rewarded the game We. The Revolution and its creator, Dawid Ciślak, with the prestigious Paszport Polityki award.
The Polityka awards gala was held yesterday evening. One of the recipients (in the Digital Culture category) was Dawid Ciślak, the creator and the visionary behind the game We. The Revolution. The publisher and promoter of the game is Klabater. The jury awarded Dawid with distinction:
For using the setting of the French Revolution to show the corruption and intimidation of judges, as well as forcing the player – thanks to the brilliant use of the potential of the interactive medium – to confront their own conscience. – Polityka
On behalf of the whole Klabater, I congratulate Dawid on this great achievement. Paszport Polityki is the most prestigious cultural award in our country. We are proud that we could be involved in this project as a publisher,” said Michał Gembicki, Board Member of Klabater – “We. The Revolution from the very start drew attention with its ambitious approach and deep message – that’s why we decided to publish and promote it. The game turned out to be a hit both in terms of quality and sales, arousing interest all around the world, including France, where it was appreciated by the largest mainstream media and where a scientific conference has been organized under the patronage of the French Ministry of Culture. Now this potential has been appreciated by the Polityka team, of which we are very happy. “
In We. The Revolution the player plays as a judge in the Revolutionary Tribunal and issues sentences concerning simple citizens, revolutionaries, and aristocracy. However, the protagonist has to be careful no to become the enemy of the revolution himself – otherwise he too may face a deadly sentence. Despite that, the plot of the game is not limited to court rooms; in the background of those there grows the protagonist’s personal life, as well as a complicated, political game.
Since March 2019 the game is available on platforms:
Once again, congratulations for Dawid and whole Polyslash team!
Dawid Ciślak (born in 1987) – originator and the main author of “We. The Revolution,” a game (created by the Polyslash studio), which, despite the plot set during the French Revolution, relates to the contemporary Poland. The player – playing as a judge – issues sentences, themselves being subjected to all sorts of pressures, temptations, and threats. The author (a political science student born in Sosnowiec, and later a graduate in film and television production at the Faculty of Radio and Television of the University of Silesia) forces us to inevitably confront our conscience. Furthermore, it shows the mechanisms of corruption. Dawid began his adventure in the world of cinema, but he abandoned it in favour of the interactive medium, the conventions and possibilities of which he understands better than anyone else. By setting the game during the French Revolution and the times preceding it, he continued the long tradition of Polish artists (Przybyszewska, Wajda, Klata) who were exploring this setting for references to their contemporary times.
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