SANQUHARLAND

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In the MERZ Garden
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SanquharLand was the result of a three-month residency at the MERZ Gallery in Sanquhar, a small town in the south of Scotland.  While getting my bearings, I met funny people, discovered strange locales, and learned interesting folklore. Using an old game-making program, I adapted these elements into an interactive, pixel-version of the town, built to resemble the style of a Super Nintendo game, that a group of local kids in the community center's board game club helped to playtest.

It follows a little guy named Guapo who is tasked with collecting all eight of the Sanquhar Pattern Sheep, whose wool is needed to make the mythical Sanquhar Glove...