In this short 3-minute video, I demo and analyze the game Mural, Mural on the Wall, which launched in 2020 for DC’s longest-running street festival: Adams Morgan Day.
Sending images via text message is one of the great things about Hive Mechanic. One way to make this easier is by using WordPress to manage your multimedia. Let me explain… Sending multimedia for anything made in Hive Mechanic requires the file to be online and accessible through a URL that ends with a filetype […]
This post is part of a series on physical installations, which are important for public space and can radically expand the possibilities for games made with Hive Mechanic and other interactive systems. Our goal is to publish blueprints that use cheap materials from the neighborhood hardware store, so that anyone can make their own. For […]
We developed physical cards as an on-ramp for making games in Hive Mechanic. In the online system, the card metaphor continues — and in fact, is central to how we help non-programmers to craft interactive stories and experiences. We were surprised at how making the paper cards helped us to simplify language for the digital […]
One of the neat things we are trying with Hive Mechanic is pairing paper with digital cards to make games. (Hive Mechanic is our game authoring tool for non-programmers and city leaders.) Why is this cool? Because everyone knows cards — and some cutting edge game designers use them as a creativity boost. Our inspirations […]