Building Upon Everyday Play

Haiyan Zhang, Björn Hartmann
CHI: Extended Abstracts, 2007
Most of today’s video game strategies are based on a static set of game controls and player actions that remain oblivious to the player’s context and own creativity. Building Upon Everyday Play is the result of a collaboration of Control Freaks, a pervasive gaming experience project, and Exemplar, a toolkit that uses programming-by-demonstration to author sensor-based interactions. In combination, Building Upon Everyday Play furthers a pervasive gaming experience through appropriation of objects in the player’s environment and enables new ways to play.