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Friskies Games For Cats

The Friskies “Games for Cats” project is one of the most famous commercial examples of interspecies game design and on release attracted global media attention. The project which consisted of a sponsored game jam and subsequent release of a number of titles including Cat Fishing and Jitterbug, produced games using the Corona SDK. The games are largely ipad based and use the devices touch sensitive screen as an intuitive interface. The website Games For Cats boasts over 2 million downloads for the titles. These and other examples will be investigated in a journal article that i am currently writing for TRACE journal…

Metazoa Ludens: Mixed-Reality Interaction and Play for Small Pets and Humans

Cheok, A.D.; Tan, R.T.K.C.; Peiris, R.L.; Fernando, O.N.N.; Soon, J.T.K.; Wijesena, I.J.P.; Sen, J.Y.P. (2011). “Metazoa Ludens: Mixed-Reality Interaction and Play for Small Pets and Humans,” Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans, IEEE Transactions, 41(5), pp.876-891

Playing With Pigs

Pig Chase (2013) is a project prototype from a research collaboration between Utrecht School of the Arts, Wageningen University, and Wageningen UR Livestock Research which is designed to investigate inter-species play and how digitally mediated play could open a space for inter-species communication. The project focuses on animal welfare and using games as a means to entertain the livestock and reduce undesired behaviours (such as biting) between the animals as they suffer from boredom while in their pens. The Danish government introduced an amendment to the law governing livestock which required the introduction of a toy (usually a ball on a…