Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota
This project demonstrates creating a digital game created with Stencyl and custom hardware controller while requiring no coding skills. The game involves a western armadillo attempting to best you in a shootout! You, being the fastest gun in the west, attempt to shoot its bullets right out of the air by dialing on a repurposed rotary phone in the direction the bullets are drifting. The hardware uses a HID (human interface device) emulator and the software simply takes keyboard input, in this case provided by the telephone.
This game was developed as part of the online learning course, Prototyping for Play.
- Play wirelessly with a real rotary phone!
Dial! - A Rotary Phone Game YouTube
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Dial! - Project Page
Find the component list and source code here: jerrytron.com.
Prototyping for Play Online Course
Purchase the video learning course this game is part of here: shop.oreilly.com.
Jerry Belich is an alternative game designer, using hardware, electronics, and software to create immersive interactive and storytelling experiences. He went independent in 2013 after a decade of professional software development, now consulting for other indies and companies in game design, narrative writing, and installation work. His first hardware project, the award winning Choosatron, has traveled all over the world, featured at dozens of events, and sparked imaginations all along the way! He plans on continuing creating his own inventions and games, and hopes to help many others to do the same through his talks, workshops, and being open about his own work.
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Software / Hardware Game Designer