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An interactive game/art/installation about creativity, myth, and social collaboration. Use a motion controller to navigate a projection of our night sky. Create constellations, find star clusters you recognize, explore and collaborate with others to create a collective mythology.
Beginning way back in Spring of 2012, this project has changed a lot since then. We initially united over heated discussions regarding the syntactical differences between games and gallery art. A month and a half later, the vague idea of a game in which players would 'look up at the night sky and argue over the shapes created by stars' was taken from concept to ALPHA. Since then, time spent working on Constellation has been part-time and off-time. The game has been shown at a few art exhibitions and pop-up arcades. Each one, admittedly, has served as focus test of sorts for us.
Constellation Trailer Vimeo
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Awards & Recognition
- "Finalist for Interaction Award" - Indiecade 2013, Los Angeles
!!! Upcoming Showings !!!
- None at this time. Check back soon!
- "Late Nights" - The Dallas Museum of Art, May 16, 2014
- "Social Science" - The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Jan 17, 2014
- "Night Games" - IndieCade 2013 in Los Angeles, Oct 5, 2013
- "Tiny Thumbs Breaking Out" - CentralTrak Artist Residency in Dallas, Nov 10, 2012
- "Playing with this idea of the unseen movement of the stars in urban places, as well as speaking to a general sense of being out-of-touch with nature, a team of graduate students from the University of Texas at Dallas have made a thing called the Constellation Game that allows for a facsimile experience of star-gazing."
- Lucia Simek, Glasstire Magazine
- "Their interactive activity, the Constellation Game, brings back the experience of campfire conversation and celestial storytelling."
- Betsy Glickman, DMA Uncrated Blog
- "There's something calmingly romantic about both the design and installation of Constellation. With no set goal aside from floating through unrecognizable regions of space, it's easy to loose your bearings and get completely lost in an infinitely expanding universe. That, in itself, it a beautiful thing."
- Jamie Laughlin, Dallas Observer
Tiny Thumbs Arcade
This Dallas organization is looking to build up awareness for the indie game scene and showcase some of the best talent out there through pop-up arcades/art shows. facebook.com.
Kyle Kondas, Jim Weaver, and the students of the Spring 2012 “Games and Gallery Art” class.
Monica Evans and Thomas Linehan of the ATEC program at UT-Dallas.
Sally Glass, Tiny Thumbs, and Central Trak.
Betsy Lewis and Jamie Laughlin of the Dallas Observer.
David Nash and Xun Zhang.
Alex Swaim, Shawn Mayer, and Isaac Karth.
Lee Brown, and Alli Rogers.
SO's of the team members.