Screenshot of the start screen.

Summary

Casual Encounters the Game is the brainchild of the brilliant Jeff Crouse. It is a party game where two people compete to match correctly the image with the Craigslist casual encounter ad title. The image is slowly revealed, rewarding the ability to imagine the rest of the image as quickly as possible.

A bunch of us teamed up with him at the Creator’s Project Art Hack Weekend that took place at Eyebeam in April 2011. Our team, Team Casual, consisted of: Jeff, Amelia Marzec, Jon Cohrs, Aaron Meyers and me! We won Honorable Mention and even got mentioned in Gizmodo. The code is released by Jeff here.

I specifically worked on the physical interface for the game using the closet lights mod. This large, colorful push button interface coupled with a projector can be used to play the game at parties and events.

Awards/Publications/Exhibitions/Demo

  • August 08, 2011: GIZMODO [site]
  • August 08, 2011: The Creator’s Project: “Meet The Winners Of Art Hack Weekend” [site]
  • Code released by Jeff on GitHub [site]