A Proposal for Master’s Thesis in Game Design— initial sketch
project a game board onto the floor.. in this instance, a simple 5×5 grid.. with a camera focussed on the grid.
As a player moves onto the board, an alert sounds, and the game action is enabled.
With a greater number of grid squares and suitable alerts, the player can trigger multiple responses—
e.g., use as a two dimensional musical instrument was the original intent, but a colleague wishes to use the design for his solitaire card game for the blind, which has alerts as to which cards are where, thus a memory exerciser, in finding matched pairs.
This prototype will require the use of a projector and a camera duo, with the suitable registration/alignment, as well as an effective audio system. I am currently using a 1024 x 768 projector mounted vertically and a cheapie webcam, both wired and duct-taped to a heavy duty boom stand.