Animal Agency is a story driven graphic adventure game about cross species mutual care, touch, hallucinations and horror. It’s a game about managing your erratic brain chemistry and exploring a horrible mansion (not a psychic house of hauntings, but a bleeding, sweating house loaded with cortisol and trying to attract an agent for the production of serotonin), and features music by the black metal band Penance Stare https://penancestare.bandcamp.com/ Animal Agency (2020) was commissioned by FACT, Liverpool (UK) for FACT Together. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and funded by Liverpool City Council.
Uma Breakdown is a disabled artist/writer/researcher interested in horror films, queer feminist literature, and games design. They have recently created a plant horror role playing game at Kim? in Riga; a video game about sleeping on the ground next to animals for FACT, Liverpool; and a short story about SSRIs and Artaud for Ma Bibliothéque. In 2021 they produced web-based artworks for Akademie Schloss Solitude and Wysing Arts Centre as part of the Digital Solitude and British Council NET//WORK residencies respectively, and an Augmented Reality sci-fi story about living on an oil rig and looking after chickens, as part of Shape Arts’ “Unfolding Shrines'' project. Their next project is “Catch the Moonlight By The Tail”, an unpleasant visual retelling of Berserk/The Hidden Fortress/Dark Souls as Gogolian skaz space-opera, commissioned by Arebyte Gallery, London.