Come Play the Knave in the Basement Gallery!
Play the Knave is a motion capture video game that allows players to design and perform scenes from Shakespeare's plays. The game engages users in dramatic production, helping them understand and enjoy a Shakespeare play through the act of staging it. Users can customize their scene ( selecting script, avatars, and theater space) and perform it karaoke-style, by reading the lines on screen. This is no ordinary karaoke experience, however.
A Kinect motion-capture camera picks up the players' bodily gestures, mapping them unto the screen's 3D avatar that mirrors the users' gestures in real time. The concept, content and design for Play the Knave are the result of an interdisciplinary collaboration involving faculty members, graduates and undergraduates at the UC Davis Modlab. For more information about the game, please visit playtheknave.org
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