The one and only Julian Oliver just released a short video of his latest project, levelHead. This is how it works. You plug a webcam on your computer and you physically move around a little cube. The cube is shown on your computer but, magically, you get to see different rooms inside it and a little character that you control by tilting the cube. The game´s goal is to get the character out of the house. When I was in Madrid a couple of months ago, Julian was working on a prototype but the version on the video is far more advanced. The project as it all: the simplicity of a toy and the fascination of a miniature world that you control with your hand. While nowadays most artists generally go for full body interfaces and giant screens, Julian built a fascinating, tiny little world in a box that is a pleasure to play with. Game art doesn´t get any bigger than this.
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