Shakey

Awarded most playful hack and the overall grand prize winner at Culture Hack Scotland 2012.

What is it? A realtime, massively multiplayer Shakespearean parlour game app, where actors are prompted to recite lines, and the audience can hurl virtual tomatoes at the performers. The team wanted to merge text from Macbeth with modern devices – and by all accounts they were successful in their goal.  Philip Roberts says: “Our demo went pretty well, until 100 people in the room tried to throw tomatoes – promptly crashing Google Chrome on my computer. Apparently 1400 tomatoes/minute were being thrown!’

What data did it use? Macbeth dataset from EDINA

Links: http://latentflip.com/chscot2012/ http://blog.pusher.com/shakey-has-it-all-realtime-mobile-browser-and-user-audience-engagement/

Video: http://vimeo.com/45119844