About the Work
The Sky is Falling draws inspiration from the European folktale Henny Penny (also known as Chicken Little), wherein a farmyard chick is hit by a falling acorn and concludes the sky must be falling to earth. Developed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, this video game interpretation twists the moralistic tale by taking the prompt literally. In the game, giant blue blocks fall from the sky and threaten the player’s survival, who in turn is represented by a small yellow chick. This existential crisis is shared by a local population of non-player chickens, who are however more threatened by in-group gossip and drama. Trapped on the island, the player can choose between self-preservation or to invest themselves in uncovering the minutia of the chicken’s social lives.
How to Play
This game contains audio. Click with left mouse button or trackpad to interact with characters and use menu buttons. Use the WASD keys on your keyboard to move in 3D space.
About the Artist
Simon Fuh is an artist from Regina, SK, living and working in Toronto, ON. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Visual Studies program at the University of Toronto, where he recently received the Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Recently, he has exhibited with Forest City Gallery (London, ON), 330g (Saskatoon, SK), Bunker 2 (Toronto, ON), and Flux Gallery (Winnipeg, MB).