Monster Mash

Author: MacKenzie Bates(Programming), Tyler Porten(Animation, Music), Ziyun Peng (Sound Programming)

Description: Monster Mash is about you entering the monster world and trying to blend in with them by mimicking their singing.  Once you satisfied the monster, it would come over to your side and make the music one layer richer for you.

The game was firstly done with Processing + Max/MSP, communicating via OSC. And then we made a single Processing version.


  • Stare at the cute animations and listen to the monster
  • Sing along with the monster and try to match the beat and pitch as perfectly as you can
  • Enjoy the music!

App : Download (single Processing ver.)

Source: Download (single Processing ver.)

Body – Z

A multiplayer game where you make food with other players. Players use their body to mimic the food ingredient, interact with the other players so as to make a dish!

Sushi Recipe: Player1 as sashimi, Player2 as the sushi rice. The sashimi will have to behave like a real sashimi and cover on top of the sushi rice..

Gyro Recipe: Player1 as pita, Player2 as lamb meat, Player 3 as sauce…


Face – Z

Face Yoga

A game that turns your everyday beauty process into a fun and cute journey game. It’s like you looking into a mirror of yourself but seeing an computer vision augmented you. When you breath in the air, you’re collecting curious seeds. Hold the breath, keep the seeds, blow up your mouth to help the seeds sprout (the “flower” will cover your *-like mouth during the exercise ). Every time you change your mouth shape you’re helping the creature move towards the destination. Funny graphic effects can be added, or it could also be directed into a music game.

Voice – Z

Voice is the natural instrument, not only when you’re singing, but also speech – languages have have their rise and fall and rhythm too. The player will be using their own voice to create a city and a city orchestra.

Graphic: Wave shape -> city landscape; frequency as the building color.

Sound: Voice -> city sounds

The player will be guided to record different kind of sounds correspond to each city objects, still with a lot of creative space. The sounds will be carefully manipulated to create a city soundscape.Then a 24hrs city shifting will be played – from still to dynamic, silence to sounds. The sounds recorded from the player will be re-organized to give the player a musical experience of their own voice.

One Button Game – Zhen Geng & Ziyun Peng

We’re making a runner music game where the player hits objects to trigger musical sounds. The cool part of the runner game is that it’s very time based as music is essentially the art of time. The platform is moving according to the tempo of the composed music, objects are placed at musical beats.

It has 3 states:



Power Jump (you can only hit musical objects in this mode)

Download [here].

City of Play Report – Social Games!

I attended the City of Play on Saturday,  from 4pm – 5pm which happened to be the social games session. It was quite funny for people were so quiet and “non-socializing” before the game started, but then it got really heated up once the staff set off the games.

Weenis Wars

If it dangles, grab it! Weenis Wars is a fast-paced game where opponents have 15 seconds to grab as many “Dangles” off their opponents’ weenises as they can.

I like this game for its simplicity yet lots of fun. By trying to grab your opponents’  “Dangles” while keeping your foot unmoved, you’re automatically doing funny choreography, and somewhat have to interact with your opponents physically, serving the job for social purpose. Everyone, the participants and people like me watching, was laughing so hard during and after the game. You just can’t stop watching!


A chaotic game about traffic jams, car wrecks, and dinner parties. The game of Bottleneck is fast-paced and high-stakes, as players rush around, yell out silly phrases, and link arms…but some of them might wreck if they don’t pay attention!

The game’s rules are simple:

  • form a group of four
  • find common things you can do
  • card colors should be different
  • the vehicles should not crash
  • collect 4 winner cards to win!

You’re given an occupation card where lists three things you should do to accomplish one round and get a winner card. Here comes the social part, you cannot win by playing alone, for each thing you’ll need to find 3 other players to claim the winner card with you.

I joined the first round and was so lucky to be the winner for the first round! I was a patient who got cured by the doctor, an artist who threw a dinner party, open an Etsy shop, went to gallery opening.  The fun part of playing this game is that you’re learning by playing and in order to do win, you have to shout out your needs, as opposed to being a quiet person sitting in the corner – no one would find you if you don’t speak out. All those involve social activities.