Playful Encounters with Animals

Designing playful engagements with animals to find, imagine, or emphasize non-speciesist practices

Breath of the Wild – Vegan Run

Update: please find a reflective follow-up post on my experience of playing BOTW as a vegan here. Alternatively, the research paper on this topic can be found here. (this post … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

An Interview about Felino

A few months ago, Alex Camilleri, the second half of the Felino development team got interviewed by NHTV’s magazine Brewed. He talked about our game, the play testing with cats, … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Felino – Videogame Playtesting with Cats

Finally the moment was there. After eight months of ┬ádesign and development on Sunday afternoons the Felino prototype was ready for serious playtesting. Of course we did some small qualitative … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Announcing Felino, our game for cats and humans

After months of designing, drawing, animating, and coding, the prototype of a new form of digitally mediated human-animal interaction finally starts to take shape. Together with Alex Camilleri we are … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 3 Comments

Dogscotch – Global Game Jam 2014

For the Global Game Jam 2014 we made a digitally augmented variant of hopscotch, called Dogscotch, that can be played together with a dog. In the activity of play, humans … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Digitally mediated human-animal interaction with Sphero

I recently discovered a nice playful example of an artefact that could function as a digital mediator between human-animal interaction: Sphero. A durable robotic ball that you can control from … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Biotic Video Games

Ingmar Riedel-Kruse, a physicist at Stanford University, is doing research towards the development of ‘biotic’ games. According to this article on the Stanford News website┬áthe research group developed a video … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · Leave a comment