Werkflow (UK)

Sovereign, 2018

Playable game demo with sound.


Werkflow is a games-engine focused, digital arts studio based in London, established by Tom Wandrag and James Stringer. Their practice is varied, working across art, fashion, design and games.

They have created installations, virtual reality projects, music videos and computer games, and their work has been covered in the press including The Wire magazine, The Creators Project and Art Monthly. They have worked in collaboration with a wide range of artists and musicians, including Goshka Macuga, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Amalia Ulman and the Warp record signed duo, patten.


Sovereign, the studio’s inaugural game, explores the negative effects of patriarchal attitudes to young men growing up in suburban Britain. Its format mimics the ubiquitous first person shooter only to critique its violence. Enacting a series of rites of passage, the player will be led to reflect on the social responses available to male isolation and vulnerability. Kuedo (the pseudonym of Jamie Teasdale, one half of Dubstep pioneers Vex’d) will develop the immersive soundscape for this intense psychological experience.

The installation version of this work will include a playable demo, as well as a soundscape and portraits of the main characters from the game. 


Courtesy of the artist.