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ROLE

Interaction Designer

Programmer

TYPE

Academic

Collaborate with Xinyue Li

SKILLS

p5.js & Arduino

Physical Computing

Fabrication

TIMELINE

Nov- Dec 2018

INTRODUCTION

Flappy Melody is an interactive game installation controlling by the human voice. The idea was inspired by Flappy Bird; users control the bird to avoid the coming barriers. In Flappy Melody, we use the ferrofluid as the moving ‘bird’, its position changes by different tones, and the barrier would rotate and change at the same time, followed by the voice. Players would use their voice, sing a melody to control the ferrofluid away from musical notes as barriers. Once users hit the barrier, FerroFluid would drop and barriers go back to origin to start again.

CONCEPT

Inspiration

Flappy Bird was one of the most popular mobile game in 2014. The game is a side-scroller where the player controls a bird, attempting to fly between columns of green pipes without hitting them.

However, Flappy Bird received tons of critics for its addictive nature. So we started to think about what if we build a physical version of the game? And what if instead of using their hands, the players interact with the game in other ways?

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