Yuha’s Nightmares is a simulation game about the dreams and nightmares of a character named Yuha, the virtual doppelganger behind game developer Yuliya Kozhemyako (aka Supr). Yuha’s realistic and coherent dreams can suddenly turn nonsensical and confused. During her disturbed sleep, she can see through walls, unexpectedly move from one place to another, and see the ‘underside’ of the digital world. The first episode of the game, Catastrophe, which is presented here, is set in the protagonist’s room. The player is invited to explore the built environment, collect objects, and find a way out of a building that is on the verge of collapse. «It might be not only the house but the entire world that is crumbling, but who knows, maybe there is still a safe place to be found.»

BY  Yuliya Kozhemyako (RU)

(b.1985) is a St.Petersburg-based artist, video game developer, member of the IBORG art collective. Yuliya is interested in realtime 3D graphics, Unreal Engine art, glitch aesthetics, and procedural rhetoric. Selected exhibitions: Games Not Games (Electromuseum, Moscow, 2018, co-curator), 2nd Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art (Moscow, 2020), Russian Federation pavilion at the Venice Biennale (Venice, 2021). A-MAZE Festival 2020 Award and Humble New Talent Award 2021 Nominee.