Staying in to play is an online 3D game environment that was developed
over a period of 90 days until 28th June 2003.
The work,a commision by variablemedia and was part of the VM01 exhibition
at the Hoxton Distillery London.
Slower machines - resize your browser window (smaller) until the movie
runs smoothly (click and drag bottom right hand corner).
Sky box added - print out and make your own skybox from the pdf file
Some optimisation - I'm starting to find other things creeping into the
work - as WIlliam Carlos Williams wrote - (for the poet) there are no
ideas but in things - perhaps the work is changing to a thing space.
The red room - lots of optimisation needed - this is what happens when
you listen to the White Stripes for too long.
been developing a *real*3d skybox for you to print out and costruct -
that will be posted soon
More assets taking shape - there will be bi-weekly updates for the next
2 weeks while i model some of the other areas of the environment - and
the matter/anti-matter beam has gone for the time being
Sunrise and overall better lighting - plus the edge of the world bug is
fixed. Toadstool died, but others should sprout.
Landscape general improvements and a fabulous matter/anti-matter beam
- just point at the ground with the red dot and press Y or U (SFX to follow)
Two day break (now over) in preparation for a rebuild over Easter weekend
- the frame rates are dropping as the sea gets bigger and the coastline
starts taking shape
Added morning light and a toadstool
Added teleport ( T key then look to where you want to jump, then SPACE
bar to jump) also added revolving stripey blocks which are climbable.
The first person (shooter) video game is an environment seen 'through
the eyes' of the player. This projection of the players presence onto/into
the game space allows the player to construct and develop an extension
of their ego as a negotiator between their physical self and the fantasy
space implied by the games constructs.
The resultant character is rarely if ever seen. This 'seer' in some ways
acting as a sacrificial other to the player in their journey through the
rules and behaviours of the synthesised space.
1.2 Effector Focus Target
"I am interested in exploring the zone where consciousness is blurred
and beliefs and values are suspended or subverted. The First Person digital
game is particularly relevant in that it positions the player as prime
effector, prime focus and target, eroding the distance between the real
Key to this is the means by which players are empowered and develop
influence through the uncovering of patterns and narratives, through
encountering multiple 'death' or transformation experiences and how this
affects implied identity and consequence within the game space."
Forward - W
Run - SHIFT and W
Back - S
Strafe Left - A
Strafe Right - D
Jump - SPACE bar
Restart - P
Zoom+/- - R/F
Teleport drone - Press T to send drone out
to where you are looking then SPACE to telejump to the drone
Matter / Anti-matter beam - look at the ground
and press either Y or U