Rehearsals and Returns

by Peter Brinson, Jason Ronzani, Sam Marshall, and the Kickstarter Backers



contact: <peterbrinson [at]>


Rehearsals and Returns is a videogame about conversations that will never take place. This non-power fantasy invites players to say something explicitly nice, mean, or wise to various people alive and dead such as Genghis Khan, Hillary Clinton, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Leni Riefenstahl.

Games let us explore all sorts of fantasies, and Rehearsals and Returns - as both a pensive platformer and inexplicable matching game - lets us ponder the shortest of exchanges, including the ones we cannot revisit. These days modern media lets us share all of our thoughts, but what would you say if no one was listening?



Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe, June 2014
A Maze Independent Video Game Festival, Berlin, April 2014
Different Games Arcade, New York, April 2014
Horizon at MOCA, Los Angeles, June 2013




The Kickstarter page elaborates.