Category Archives: Ninja Shadow Warrior

Hacking a Mouse for Closet Light Start Button

Ninja Shadow Warrior in its first phases used the Arduino to attach the Closet Light Start Button (modded with Normally Open Momentary Switch instead of On-Off Switch). It was being a bit unreliable, so I changed to just connecting it to a mouse -- Syed from Babycastles suggested it! I used a Logitech Mouse that Syed had left over from one of his One Button workshops. Here are the wires I used to connect it to the Closet Light Start Button. I brought 4 back up start buttons to Paris, in case the Read more [...]

Ninja Shadow Warrior Cabinet at Game Innovation Lab Demo Day

There is nothing that a little black vinyl, a vinyl cutter, some wood, a band saw, paint and a closet light hack can't do! This cabinet is sort of a bridge between the game and the physical space where it is located. Some questions I asked myself: How can I best communicate the content of the game cabinet to the physical space around it? How can I create a playful environment around the game itself, so that it encourages people to play and entices people to try out the game if they haven't Read more [...]

Hacking Cheap Closet Lights to be Obnoxiously Large Game Buttons

I recently needed an obnoxiously large push button for the Ninja Shadow Warrior game cabinet. I have been working on making the cabinet whimsical by adding oversized elements to it. I found a 5 dollar pack of 2 lights at Home Depot and took them apart. I then opened it and did the following: I replaced the on-off switch inside the light with a momentary snap switch that is normally open and glued it down. I rewired the snap switch with the usual "button circuit" --  a 10k resistor, ground, Read more [...]

X-lab Post #3

Updated Description of Ninja Shadow Warrior: Ninja Shadow Warrior will be a stand alone photo booth arcade game using the Kinect camera, computer and eventually a touch screen. As the ninja, the player must use ninja magic to hide, by “becoming” objects. The objects become progressively difficult to “become,” as each level is cleared. The highest score achieved during a game will be posted on ninjashadowwarrior.tumblr.com and there will also be a leader board incorporated into the Read more [...]

X-Lab Post #1

In X-labs, Kaho Abe will be testing various phases of development of Ninja Shadow Warrior including play-testing game play and interaction. What is it? Ninja Shadow Warrior will be 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. The scores based on accuracy are kept on a leader board. The game structure of Ninja Shadow Warrior naturally supports face-to-face interaction, as more details can be filled Read more [...]

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 [...]