Monthly Archives: July 2010

To Do List for Kagemusha: Shadow Warrior

Coding: Finish coding game in Processing Research Social Software: check out open source software like Drupal. Need to be able to do following: Can upload photos to Can draw on photos and saves that image Can have people register individually and then create teams Individuals can keep accounts which are then connected to teams Individuals can score or rank images Game results by groups can be posted on a leaderboard Detailed results of a game (score, snapshot, ranking) can Read more [...]

Kagemusha: Shadow Warrior

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. Read more [...]

To Do List for Mary Mack 5000

Shoulder/Lap Pads: I clearly  need to find a better way for people to put on/take off the pads without taking so much time. I have been looking at Neoprene Velcro material like on athletic knee supports sold at drug stores. Seattle Fabrics seem to sell it. Can I do it without losing the "rocker" look? Enclosure (plastic? metal? wood?) for game for the purpose of: protecting circuit stick to the floor/table so players don't pull wires out protect circuit, stick on table/floor quick Read more [...]

Mary Mack 5000 at Hide & Seek Weekender Festival in London!

Wow. The Hide and Seek Weekender Festival has been such an exciting event! Showing Mary Mack 5000 has been amazing. I got a lot of good feedback and constructive suggestions on how to improve the game. I will write up a to-do list later. It was such a good opportunity to have different people playing the game. I feel as if I was successful in reaching the 2 most important goals of the game: having a wide variety of people other than little girls playing the game having people enjoy themselves Read more [...]

I <3 kits.

Yesterday in a meeting we were talking about kits, and I got shivers down my spine. I love kits. Kits, kits, kits.  And I was attempting to explain in the meeting why I love kits so much and I think I narrowed it down to the Unboxing of the Kit. Nothing is more exciting when you open the kit and lay out all the things that came with it. Whatever that visual uniformity is that screams the pieces belong together in a kit or perhaps it is the comfort in the idea that the kit is complete -- it's all Read more [...]