Ben Moren

Game Grid, a pre-cursor to the contemporary battle royal game format, is an outdoor social gaming platform played on a giant three-screen installation in the round. It is a dynamic social and physical video game that requires players to move around the installation and physically interact with other players. Hundreds of players can play Game Grid simultaneously, but the game is also engaging for as few as two participants going head to head. The game never ends, instead players join in in realtime and the player who survives the longest is given a crown icon to indicate to other players. A leader board is updated based who knocks the most players out over the course of the entire installation. Game play draws inspiration from classic arcade games of the 1980s and 1990s such as Joust, and Tron light bikes. Participants control Game Grid via a web page accessed on their smart phones.

A collaboration project with John Kim and Derek Anderson. Presented by Northern at the Northern Spark Festival.

Game Grid
custom software, custom networking infrastructure, custom projection screens
12' x 12' x 12'