Hello
                                  F.R.O.G.!


Kieran Nolan
Dept of Music & Creative Media, Dundalk Institute of Tech...
Alternate
                               Gaming
                               Interfaces

Kieran Nolan
Dept of Music & Cr...
Not just the
Controller by itself,
or the GUI / feedback
by itself...
Player input >

       Our message to
       the computer

Facilitated by...
Feedback >
          Audio
          Visual
          Tactile

A communicative process
A Balance of

                    Aesthetics
                    Functionality
                    Playability


The ultim...
“He watched the kids stand in front of the
            machines their bony arms like umbilical cords
            joining h...
Motivations for creating
Alternate Game Interfaces
         Commercial
         Accessibility
         Experimentation
   ...
Dead or Alive
A Froggy Fairytale
The Final Battle
Demon Hunter
Reaction Contraption
Move By Nature
Plenty more projects to see...
"Kart Duel players will pay for the
           experience and not the high tech graphical
           content… In other wor...
“It's not really something only in the future, some
       people already have them, chips in their bodies. If for
       ...
- Location
        - Actions
        - Thoughts


Uploading our digital shadow
Hybrid Future – Blurred Realities
kierannolan.com
  twitter.com/kierannolan
  linkedin.com/in/kierannolan

  dkit.ie/creativemedia
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Froga Kucha / Pecha Kucha presentation on 'Alternate Gaming Interfaces' by Kieran Nolan from F.R.O.G. 2010 (Future and Reality of Gaming). 25/10/2010, Vienna, Austria. http://bupp.at/frog2010 - http://kierannolan.com

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Alternate Gaming Interfaces, Kieran Nolan, F.R.O.G. 2010

  1. 1. Hello F.R.O.G.! Kieran Nolan Dept of Music & Creative Media, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland www.kierannolan.com
  2. 2. Alternate Gaming Interfaces Kieran Nolan Dept of Music & Creative Media, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland www.kierannolan.com
  3. 3. Not just the Controller by itself, or the GUI / feedback by itself...
  4. 4. Player input > Our message to the computer Facilitated by...
  5. 5. Feedback > Audio Visual Tactile A communicative process
  6. 6. A Balance of Aesthetics Functionality Playability The ultimate goal
  7. 7. “He watched the kids stand in front of the machines their bony arms like umbilical cords joining human and machine. He asked the kids questions about what made a good game. Arawaka realized the most successful games had something that player’s couldn’t articulate. The words used to describe them were usually reserved to describe forms of intimacy between people. It was as if the players and the game itself had somehow merged.” Page 83, ‘Game Over – Nintendo’s battle to dominate videogames’, David Sheff, 1993, Coronet Books)
  8. 8. Motivations for creating Alternate Game Interfaces Commercial Accessibility Experimentation Artistic expression Education
  9. 9. Dead or Alive
  10. 10. A Froggy Fairytale
  11. 11. The Final Battle
  12. 12. Demon Hunter
  13. 13. Reaction Contraption
  14. 14. Move By Nature
  15. 15. Plenty more projects to see...
  16. 16. "Kart Duel players will pay for the experience and not the high tech graphical content… In other words, what is the point in providing expensive, state of the art visuals when people simply want to sit in a damn kart" Mike Nevin, Namco Europe (Edge, 2000)
  17. 17. “It's not really something only in the future, some people already have them, chips in their bodies. If for some that would be a bit too scary, then you could also do something more simple, like using wristbands or a pendant. So using devices like these for sensing would be good I think. I think that for arcades games I want something that's a bit futuristic." Yu Suzuki, Sega (Arcade Mania, Brian Ashcraft, 2008)
  18. 18. - Location - Actions - Thoughts Uploading our digital shadow
  19. 19. Hybrid Future – Blurred Realities
  20. 20. kierannolan.com twitter.com/kierannolan linkedin.com/in/kierannolan dkit.ie/creativemedia creativemediaresearch.com cmdkit.wordpress.com Thanks!

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