Face-to-face Games

Kagemusha: Shadow Warrior is a new game I have been working on. It is a stand alone arcade game built with a screen and webcam. The goal is to fill out the shadow of an object as accurately as possible. Scores based on accuracy are kept on a leaderboard. The game structure of Shadow Warrior naturally supports face-to-face interaction, as more details can be filled out when more people are playing at once. This game will experiment with crowd sourcing content for the shadow object database.

 

The most important role of gloves in Mary Mack 5000 is to measure the accuracy of the claps. The technology must be able to assess whether or not the correct claps are being made at the correct time.

I first started out mapping out all possible clapping combinations.

 

Mary Mack 5000 is a project I have been working on at my Eyebeam fellowship. It’s a game that reintroduces the popular Patty Cake little girl’s games in a hyper, rocked out, digitized version. It uses special finger-less gloves with conductive pads, as well as pads on the thighs and upper arms. The sensors help measure timing and accuracy of two people playing the clapping game, and the score is based on these two factors. A projected interface keeps the players and spectators informed of the score and types of claps.

 
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