An interactive teamplayer game for children to trigger rebellious behaviour
#Research through design #Interactive installation #sensors #Rebellious play
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Nox Lumos is an interactive playground that gives kids the feeling of having magical powers by ‘battling’ against each other in a ‘magic forest’. By performing specific gestures with hands and feet they can control the magic forest and grow beams of lights in the roots of the trees towards each other. Each player is in possession of his or her own magic tree, which has special glowing fruits growing on it. When the lights in the roots reach the tree of an opponent player, the player steals one light of the magic fruits from that tree and adds it to his own tree. The danger can come from all directions. Therefore, kids experience inner rebellion during the interaction by either choosing to have the most power while being in a danger zone or by playing it safe along the sides with fewer opponents.
There are two roles in the play the magician and the wizard. The magician has delicate hand gestures, whereas the troll has food pedals to stamp on.
Create is creating the light beam and letting it grow towards another players tree.
When another tree is reached with the light beam the lights of that tree can be stolen and added to the own tree with 'destroy'.
Hand Gestures - wizards
Foot Pedals - trolls