CONTEXTCreated for DMA 171: Intelligent Agents taught by Eddo Stern
PEOPLEMiller Klitsner : Game Developer
Shadow Mongrels is a minimum involvement experiment. All the player is in control of is the position of shadows in a simplistic desert landscape. There is a small figure wandering about in front of you who depends on your abilities to shade him in order to continue walking without passing out due to heat stroke. Shadow-based creatures inhabit this world who seek the small figure and draw out his life force. When the figure inevitably dies, he becomes another shade-bearing landmark that the next small wandering figure might find shade under in the future.