Blinky-Chanty Box - Box Case

Blinky-Chanty Box

A multiplayer game for cooperative meditative chanting. It uses custom pitch detection software to compare the pitch-based distance between two microphones.

CONTEXT

This was a final project for Game Design Workshop 1 (DMA 157A) with professor Eddo Stern.

MEDIUM

Wood, Plastic, Arduino, LEDs, Java, MARF (Modular Audio Recognition Framework), Microphones

CREDITS

Richard Caceres  :  Game Designer and Programmer
Madeline Gallagher  :  Game Designer and Fabrication

The goal is for players to sing into the microphones at the same pitch for as long as they can. The longer the pitch is sustained, the more the players are rewarded with stunning visual displays on the BLINKY-CHANTY BOX. If a player gets tired, she can pass the microphone to another player. This makes the game a group activity.

  • Step 1. One player starts a constant chant into a microphone.
  • Step 2. Another player matches the leader’s pitch and must sustain that pitch together for as long as they can.
  • Step 3. If either player gets tired, pass the microphone to a friend.
  • Step 4. Watch AMAZING SPIRITS dance in a blinky spectacle of light!
  • Step 5. Attain spiritual enLIGHTenment and gain inner peace.