Colin Le Duc

sand gardener

Philip Marlowe Doesn't Understand the Mystery

Confusion on the road.

Philip Marlowe Doesn't Understand the Mystery

It’s been a long night, and it’s only going to get longer. Philip Marlowe doesn’t understand the mystery.

A short abstract neo-noir experience about confusion, memory, driving, mysteries, cats, and Raymond Chandler’s classic The Long Goodbye.

"It may not be a satisfying game for everyone, but it surely is an atmospherically digital exploration space for the things, that happen inside of Philip Marlowe – the detective with an aim, but without a goal." - Sebastian Standke

Gameplay video by Sebastian Standke:

This is a Sand Gardeners project

The Sand Gardeners are conceptual artist Sam Machell and visual programmer Colin Le Duc, sometimes in collaboration with master mapmaker Marc Loths.

They are interested, varyingly, in lost futures, haunted texts, and psychedelic memories of abandoned worlds.

They have exhibited work internationally, across the fields of video games, playful installation, and visual art.