Commit to the Bits


Platform:

PC/Live Performance with Twitch Integration

My Role:

Game Designer

Teammates:

Joey Yeo (Co-Producer, Game Designer, Programmer)

Chance Lytle (Co-Producer, Game Designer, Programmer)

Parker Ramsey (Programmer)

Dong Hyun Kang (Artist)

Website:

https://www.etc.cmu.edu/projects/commit-to-the-bits/

Description:

Commit to the Bits is a discovery project exploring the intersection of improvisational theater and Twitch live streaming. By applying factors unique to Twitch audiences such as their members’ mutual awareness and their potential for dramatic agency, we will design performative frameworks that embrace the character work, active decision-making, and role-playing inherent to improv.

We will establish the necessary design principles through methodical playtesting and rapid prototyping, quantitatively and qualitatively exploring the mediums’ overlap over the course of the semester.



Gallery


Images


First Day on the Job


Welcome to your new job at AstroCo, the galaxy's premiere asteroid-mining company. You have access to all of the tools you need to break apart asteroids (and hopefully stop anything else that may come after you!).

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The Alien Emerges!


What seems like a normal day on the job is interrupted when an alien emerges from what looked like a normal asteroid. Soon after, the facility's power goes out. When it's restored, the alien has escaped and infiltrated the entire facility.

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Charging the Teleporter


Your coworker needs to escape from the alien, but it look's like the facility's teleporter is out of power. Luckily, it can be charged by holding a button. Unluckily, the alien won't make it easy for you to do that.

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On the Offensive


In order for the teleporter to work, your coworker must remain still. That's not easy with the alien coming after him, but you can use the facility's laser to stop it from reaching him.

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Almost Charged


The green canisters fill as you charge the teleporter. Once they're all filled, the teleporter should be able to get your co-worker out of danger.

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Close Encounters


Not content with going just after your co-worker, the alien eventually makes a move for you! Make sure to hit the tentacles out of the way so that you can keep working!

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