Collaborate with Xinyue Li
p5.js & Arduino
Nov- Dec 2018
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.
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?