The Walker


Title:    The Walker
Date:    Oct 15
Type:    Digital Game.
Role:    Design, Art & Programming
Collaborators:    Solo Project
Description: The Walker is a small game I made to learn Phaser, an HTML5 game framework. I had this idea to try and create a game about mechanical linkages, specifically a Jansen’s linkage. I think they’re beautiful and love the way they move. The game is a full physics simulation; rather than approximating the movement through animation, it is a fully simulated jointed linkage using hinge joints in real time. So the player doesn’t control the legs directly, but rather the rotors which actuate the whole contraption. I also enjoyed putting together the trashy collage art style, which somewhat narrativizes the difficult controls.