We Are Fine, We'll Be Fine
We Are Fine, We'll Be Fine - "Where Are You From?" (Gameplay)
We Are Fine, We'll Be Fine is an audio documentary played on a wooden game board exploring people's stories about marginalization, oppression, and the navigating hope for the future. Participants unravel stories of struggle and hope by holding hands with each other while touching the board. As they progress towards the center of the board, more stories emerge.
The game works through skin connection with other players. To start, three players gather around a wooden board. While holding an icon on the board, players make a connection by holding hands with each other. This connection activates audio stories. Different connections (i.e. holding hands with another person) unravel different stories. The game ends once players have reached the center of the board and have listened to all the stories.
We used Max to create the program that detects when players are holding hands, when to play the audio clips, etc.