H.0.R.S.E.

Rhythm game with custom controller and webcam.

Based on the game of H-O-R-S-E, in which players take turns attempting the same basketball shot.

The controller is a crocheted head with 2 big buttons. The player hits the left button, right button, or both of them together, based on in-game cues and to the rhythm of the music. The player’s performance determines whether or not the basket is made.

As the ball bounces off the backboard and on the rim, the webcam takes a photo of the player – in the moment just after it’s revealed that the character launches their head as the basketball, and just before it’s clear whether the basket is made or not,