Angler friends

Angler Friends was built with a team of students for a course in experimental game design for online spaces in Fall 2020. The game explores a social space in which players communicate without using direct action (text,speech,etc.)

Gameplay

The player controls an anglerfish swimming through the deep ocean. If the player has a camera, they can spawn as a female who emits light relative to the face you are making (using face tracking for general emotions). If the player did not have a camera, they could spawn as a male who attaches to a female.

Additional Features

The game features voice acting with unique sounds relative to their emotion. This helped players communicate and find each other when further apart. Aspects of the map would respond to a player's light when shone upon it, incentivizing players to explore.

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