Sovereign is a first person, magical realist video game, set in the fictional suburban town of Bridewell in England during the early noughties. The player is guided by Anthony, an aging and unemployed 'lost boy' who lives with an elderly woman in her cluttered council house. As Anthony imparts to us his unique viewpoint on the world, we take a dark and strange journey across playing fields, through homes and garage blocks, with the aim of joining a group of waste-ground revelers, for a night of underage drinking.
In our journey for inclusion and acceptance by the group, our experiences and challenges are shaped by a cast of unique characters; their inner imaginaries spilling out into the game world and altering story and game-play mechanics to weird and thought provoking effect.
The playable trailer for Sovereign has been exhibited at FACT States of Play: Roleplay Reality 22 March - 17 June 2018 and Somerset House 6 - 29 April 2018.