Arcade Game, The Feed

Collaborative project, creating an arcade game in under two weeks.

“Chanel Van Eeden, Natalia Dovhalionok, and Petra Ritzer designed and built a retro arcade game. The game involved retweeting and rapidly scrolling a live twitter feed by pressing a foot pedal while making a sandwich. The food was delivered via a set of trapdoors. These then removed the food if retweeting was not completed in the required time.

The group did exceptionally well to make such a sophisticated and integrated arrangement of elements, all working using live data. A very ambitious undertaking. The topic of continuous partial attention where people never give their full concentration to any single task or activity is a very current concern. This project, engaged participants in a physical and mental task that taxed their abilities to concentrate...”