Timbila Live Aid - Play or Burst

  • What is it?:  a free-to-play videogame celebrating music and culture from the Chopi Timbila (Unesco's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity). We are fundraising for Maputo Skate - a non-profit organisation established in Khongolote, Maputo. Maputo Skate focuses on edu-skating, which is designed to keep young people away from gang culture, drugs, alcohol and crime in Mozambique. 
  • Release on September 8th, 2020
  • MULTIPLAYER VERSION   at itch.io (WINDOWS and MacOS)
  • SINGLE PLAYER VERSION as part of Ars Electronica Festival 2020 | SOUND CAMPUS- (9-13 Sept 2020) 
  • Check the metaverse for sound art and music EXHIBITION & CONCERTS Kunstuniversität Linz S -> here

We are asking for 10 educational skate-packs which include a skateboard, a helmet, four protective pads and a small educational kit (i.e. a notepad, etc.). Each skate-pack has a cost of £150 - the equivalent of €168, $199 or 14,209 MZN.

100% of the money raised will be donated to Maputo Skate.

If we surpass our initial goal, the aid will be used to purchase additional skate-packs. All of the equipment remains in the Maputo Skate facility, so that more than one young person can use the skate/safety equipment at different times of the day. 

Started on September 4th, 2020


Maputo Skate  is a non-profit organization aiming to educate children and young people from 5 to 17 years of age with gender equality, through skateboarding, occupying their free time and at the same time educating so that they do not follow the path of alcohol and drugs.

About Timbila Live Aid Team


Ricardo Climent, founder of Keep it Human


Alena Mesarosova and Manuel Ferrer. Manusamo & Bzika are an interdisciplinary group created by Manuel Ferrer Hernandéz (visual artist) ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-5334-3045 and Alena Mesarosova (architect) ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-1972-3690 focused on the creation of interactive installations involving the use of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) ,3D modelling. Red more here

Timbila Percussion

Percussionists : 

Development supported by EASTN-DC / Culture Europe

An important part of the development of this game is supported by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, via EASTN-DC Manchester and its programme or artistic / scientific residencies. EASTN-DC incorporated Spanish/Slovak Interdisciplinary group Manusamo & Bzika to its programme.