The Tulse Luper Journey
The Tulse Luper Journey is an award-winning online mystery adventure game produced by Submarine Channel in 2005. In the game, you are an investigator who is trying to reconstruct the life of Tulse Luper – the main character in Peter Greenaway’s transmedia project The Tulse Luper Suitcases. Tulse Luper was a writer and collector (presumed dead in 1978), who spent most of his life under lock and key. His life was shrouded in mystery and doubt, but it seems that he was present at some of the key historical events of the 20th Century.
During the game, players are challenged to solve ninety-two mini games corresponding to ninety-two suitcases left behind by Luper. The reward for each game that is won is a one-minute film fragment, which can then be traded with other players. The goal is to collect all ninety-two fragments and share your findings in a global online community. Update: The 92 mini games can still be played and explored, but trading only works when other players are present that are willing to trade.
Director: Peter Greenaway
Designer: Christiaan de Rooij
“Whistles,” one of the 92 games in Tulse Luper Journey (screen grab)
Animation for the Tulse Luper Journey Body Parts game. Sound Design by Richard Lapington.