iKill Flash Game Art


iKill: Pick Fruit, Be Happy, Keep Killing

iKill_5I developed this game for my Digital Media Thesis. I wanted to do a project that was interactive, and enjoying flash I decided to create it in the form of a game. The project called “iKill’ is Installation Game Art, and is also available online. It explores multiple these, such as man in nature, globalization, fast food, economics, etc. The game was part of an installation for the Digital Media Exit show of Spring 2007. I kept progress of the game online at my digmeexit blog with incremental demo versions of the project. The installation had a fully interactive game and used game controller to play. In the game you play the generic man and work through the work week. Your job is to pick fruit as it grows on the trees. You receive your wages according to your harvest and at the end of the day you “cash out” and earn your happiness (how else but with Happy Meals). You do encounter obstacles and must kill the bugs before they deprive you of your happy harvest! It is pretty simple critique on a culture that equates unhealthy food to happiness without regard to the environment, and equates a mindless 40 hour work week and competitive salary to a full life. For more details visit the development blog (digmeexit.blogspot)

Play Online Version of iKill

Use the arrows to move, space bar to pause, ‘z’ to jump and ‘x’ to swat.

Synesthesia | Installation- converting sound to shape and color

1. A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color.

Installation. May 2005
I had a microphone feed into the computer and audio from the room changed the display. I displayed a circle related to the voice of the room (pitch relates to size, and volume relates to color). As the viewer/participant speaks or sings or yells they see their voice transformed into colorful movements of varying size. The louder the sound- the colors of these forms brightened. In the background I had a sweeping cascade of colored lines. These would take control if there was no noise in the space.
I plan on making the display available online using personal mics from viewers computers to animate it. Ideally I would want multiple users to be able to log on and effect the animation collectively. Each input will generate shapes.

Here is a captured video feed.

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