Meaningful Play 2016 at Michigan State University

Game Information

TitleWhistle While You Brew
Presenter(s)Travis Faas, Claire Faas
SessionConference Reception, Game Exhibition, and Poster Session
TimeThursday, October 20, 7:00p-10:00p
LocationMSU Union Ballroom
FormatGame Exhibition
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DescriptionWhistle While You Brew is a game for all those people who need to make noise in order to focus. This virtual reality game puts the player in the shoes of a barista in a magical coffee house. This particular location has a steady stream of customers who want their coffee or tea as quickly as possible. Being a place of magic, the player is not allowed to use your hands to get the orders to their caffeine deprived patrons. Instead, the player must whistle, hum, or sing specific notes in order to pick up and deliver the appropriate order to their customers.
More experience than full featured game, this demo was built to explore the use of user generated music as an input and seeks to challenge the notion that no one would want to sing at their phone in public. Sometimes we just need a reason to be a bit loud.

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