A downloadable game for Windows and macOS


THE GREAT PALERMO

Gaetano!
What's up, mom?
Gaetano, go to the market to buy me eggs!
Aww... Everyday the same story!

In the beginning is a kid, in a pink, chalky, tangled, scraped and hungry city.

Then, a celebration of diversity, creative chaos and cosmic madness through times, places, stories, characters, and secrets to discover.

"The Great Palermo" is an interactive ballad about street food, folklore and transformations in the city of Palermo, Sicily; a locally-made playful experiment in cumulative storytelling and valorization of the intangible cultural heritage of Sicily.

A Ren'Py visual novel by We Are Müesli (Claudia Molinari & Matteo Pozzi) in collaboration with CLAC

Prototyped in Palermo at Re Federico Cowork for I ART - Artist In Residence

Developed for Crezi Food Kit project in collaboration with Fondazione Telecom Italia

Original music and sound design by Almendra Music (Danilo Romancino, Gianluca Cangemi, Luca Rinaudo)

Voice over by Alberto Nicolino

AVAILABLE FROM MARDI GRAS, FEBRUARY 9th 2016!


THE GREAT PALERMO

Gaetano!
Che c'è, mamma?
Gaetano, vammi a prendere le uova al mercato!
Oh... Ogni giorno la stessa storia!

In principio c'è un bambino, in una città rosa, calcarea, intricata, scrostata e affamata.

Poi, una celebrazione di diversità, caos creativo e follia cosmica attraverso tempi, luoghi, storie, personaggi, e segreti da scoprire.

"The Great Palermo" è una ballata interattiva sul cibo da strada, il folklore e le trasformazioni della città di Palermo; un esperimento di gioco creato sul territorio, tra narrazione cumulativa e valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale intangibile siciliano.

Una visual novel in Ren'Py di We Are Müesli (Claudia Molinari & Matteo Pozzi) in collaborazione con CLAC

Prototipato a Palermo presso Re Federico Cowork per I ART - Artist In Residence

Sviluppato per il progetto Crezi Food Kit in collaborazione con Fondazione Telecom Italia

Colonna sonora originale e sound design a cura di Almendra Music (Danilo Romancino, Gianluca Cangemi, Luca Rinaudo)

Voce narrante di Alberto Nicolino

DISPONIBILE DAL 9 FEBBRAIO 2016, MARTEDÌ GRASSO!

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The Great Palermo (ENG / ITA) - PC version 91 MB
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The Great Palermo (ENG / ITA) - Mac version 89 MB

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A celebration of language and folklore. A love letter to a city, its people and its food.

Hey @We Are Müesli,

I'd like to ask you what happened with your Hieronymus Bosch-game "Cave! Cave! Deus videt!". This game totally blew my mind and was one of the most mind-boggling gaming experiences I ever had.

Dear Athanasius, sorry for of all for this late reply, as you know we are based in Italy and situation with coronavirus is altering everybody's work. We are really happy you loved CCDV Ep.0, we loved it too, very much. Unfortunately we had few issues with the released of Ep.1 (that I spare and that blocked the launch of the game after years of work). We still have this game very dear to our hearts, and we are sure that sooner or later we'll come back with the CCDV saga. Sending you lots of good vibes and thanks again for your support, it really means a lot for us. 

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Thank you for your reply! I'm very happy to hear CCDV is still an option for the future. This Corona guy is a nasty little critter. Here in Switzerland they are shutting down almost the whole social life too now... Anyway, these times will go by. Patience is the virtue of the moment. I recommend reading a bit of your old Roman stoic philosophers at the moment (Seneca, Epictetus and Marc Aurel). I do it and it helps. ;) I wish you and the team all the best! :)

Incredible visual style, and a lovely (not to mention educational) celebration of culture!

Incredible ideas to narrate the history of Palermo and its food in a lovely surrealistic mood. Really a great game, everyone should play it.