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CSUEB students showcase game invention at Maker Faire

CSUEB students

from left to right: CSUEB grad students Mustafa Ebrahimi, Krys Simon, Aric Johnson, and Matt McLean

  • May 18, 2010 5:00am

Cal State East Bay graduate students Krys Simon, Aric Johnson, Mustafa Ebahimi, and Music graduate student Matt McLean have created a music game inspired by the mystical spirit, Kokopelli. It allows the user to play Kokopelli's special songs with a magical flute to activate game play. Users learn about the legendary story, meet Kokopelli's animal friends, and help them reunite. The game was originally designed for their “Interactivity with Sound & Music II” class in winter 2010.
They are showcasing their invention at the Maker Faire in San Mateo on May 22 -23. Estimated 2010 attendance is 160,000.

Other CSUEB multimedia student groups will be exhibiting "Labyrinth Adventure" and "Kimono Monsters".

Maker Faire, sponsored by Make magazine, is the world’s largest two-day do-it-yourself (DIY) festival featuring hundreds of innovators in the areas of arts & crafts, science & engineering, robotics, and sustainable living. CBS Sunday Morning described the event, “The Maker Faire invites people to experience the work of artists, inventors, tinkerers and hackers from all over the country — people who don't just think out of the box, the things they think up never came in a box.” 


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