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please forgive the terrible screenshot.

brian and i were very lucky to have been invited to participate in the soundplay/kill screen game jam this past tuesday and wednesday. using a passion pit song as inspiration, we were then left to make a game; our song was ‘carried away’ by passion pit (i have never heard of passion pit before this event… and after the event those songs took a very long time to leave my muddled head… XD).

the teams were under a much stricter time constraints than expected from a normal game jam. this made things a bit more challenging considering we only had about 30 hours to complete a game. though it was his first time using the program, brian aptly used construct 2 to build the game. while a little rough around the edges, we were able to finish and show our game to the many visitors and guests for the new museum’s evening event. we do plan on working on it for a few more hours to polish some of the rough bits.

the player/avatar is a circle pulsating to the beat of the song and main goal is to traverse a path without hitting the perimeters. if you hit the perimeter, the webcam of the machine you are using will then be one for a second or two. it’s best to play this with many people watching you. :]

brian’s friend suraj playing.

photo of people playing the games in the lobby of the new museum.

technically, this event isn’t over yet. at the end of the month the games that were made will be up online for a month long voting period on facebook. winner gets a cash prize and brian and i are really hoping to win. x3

photo credit: Erez Avissar

more photos of the event here:

a couple more photos can also be found on the photo-journal.


i am now a graduate student at nyu’s interactive telecommunications program. blogging here will be even more infrequent but i am required to keep a blog for coursework; i will try to cross post some entries here as well.

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please stop by once in a while and leave some comments/feedback. :]

the photo-journal will continue to be updated.


this past weekend, brian and i teamed up to participate in an event hosted by babycastles and eyebeam called ‘jean claude van jam’.

photo by brian

based on the movie ‘lionheart’ we used the movie’s concept of fighting/betting/trust/betrayal and made an installation game called ‘Wrong Bet!’

we got first place for our game!

it was great to see all the teams present their projects and games. :]

one of the judges present was a special guest who i admire-
keita takahashi x3

school will be starting soon. i am quite nervous.

while my blogging has been sparse, i have been updating the photo-journal fairly regularly.


updated the journal & opened a new flickr account

6 random things

… a little overdue… i lost track of days due to some dog-sitting.

this is my friend, katie’s, joon. we spent the weekend together. :]

garfield replaced with a real cat- so much better than the original.

playing triple town again! … so addictive. one of the better games to play on facebook. i hope to beat my old score of 3.8 million :3

NYAFF 2012! i really hope to make it to at least one screening. please check it out if you are in the area.

a video of sheep eating dried squid.