A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Architecture Project at the Manchester School of Architecture

‘To Act in the Arena of Masculinity’ is a surrealist, walking-simulator game, allowing users to experience and manipulate a series of virtual stages narrating personal explorations of Spinningfields, Manchester. The financial district typology both produces and reflects the masculine body in a contemporary arena of masculine performativity with underlying architectural strategies contributing to territories that force processes of restraint. Stemming from a research methodology concerned with the theatre of the everyday, this project is concerned with liberating the passive spectator by utilising interactive mediums, allowing users to acknowledge the covert oppression inherent in the design of the built environment through active participation. 

Leave feedback here or on the project website: https://toactinthearenaofmasculinity.myportfolio.com

Install instructions

Once downloaded, double click the following file to play:

To Act in the Arena of Masculinity.app file for Mac

To Act in the Arena of Masculinity.exe file for Windows

Note: If your computer has security settings on, open the file from inside your folder structure, not your web browser, and right click on the file pressing 'open' instead of double-clicking

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Stage 1 - Grand Entrance (Mac) 115 MB
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Stage 1 - Grand Entrance (Windows) 114 MB
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Stage 2 - Fast! Food (Mac) 128 MB
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Stage 2 - Fast! Food (Windows) 127 MB
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Stage 3 - Sculptural Spectacle (Mac) 134 MB
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Stage 3 - Sculptural Spectacle (Windows) 133 MB

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