Roflpillar is an experimental game where two players lie on the ground and wiggle around to control two caterpillars on screen. So far it has been shown in Edinburgh (Tacos, Bluegrass, & Videogames), Dundee (Drop In & Play), Nottingham (Game City), and London (Wild Rumpus).
Originally built for Game City Nottingham, we created a little fort with some fabric and wood to hold a screen facing downwards. Players would lie down, strap on the belts, and squeeze their heads inside to start playing. The screen is just a few inches away from the player’s noses, the graphics are bubbly and silly, and pretty much everyone who plays walks away with a smile on their face.
It’s always quite a hit, with tons of people playing (including an amazing number of 4-year-olds). As an added bonus, it’s a wonderful experience for spectators.
A video from “Drop in and Play” at DCA in Dundee. Good times.