Ball Game
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Role

Concept
Direction
Design
Production

Client

Personal

Description

A seemingly pointless game of ball staring a brilliant yet not so unfamiliar opponent copying your every move.

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Scope
The concept for Ball Game originated from the idea of being able to play a game with your former self. I decided to use the mouse cursor as the playing character and have it's position repeated and delayed by 2 second by an opponent. Making a simple game where you tossed a ball back and forth seemed like a good playing-field. The only thing breaking the opponents repetition would be a coded behaviour occasionally making it head for the ball and toss it back to the player. To give the players more character and to disguise the repeated movement I made the cursors “look” at the ball at all times. The result worked flawlessly and was a surprisingly effective and simple way of adding human behavior to an artificially created opponent.

You can download Ball Game for Win/OSX and try it out.
See if you can beat yourself!