Frank Ein­stein


If you’ve been leaf­ing through the dic­tio­nary to puz­zle out what ex­actly the word Goro­goa means, then you can stop now: it’s a term of Ja­son Roberts’ own cre­ation. As the game doesn’t use text, Roberts wanted to call his project some­thing that had no mean­ing in any recorded lan­guage. So, too, is the crea­ture the word Goro­goa de­scribes – a fig­ment of his own child­hood imag­i­na­tion. In­deed, there ap­pears to be a pos­si­bil­ity that Goro­goa is a some­what au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal work for Roberts: he has pre­vi­ously noted his de­sire to rep­re­sent the more spir­i­tual as­pects of his own self, his per­sonal search for miss­ing things and mean­ing, in this word­less tale.

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