The kind and gentle folks at the Digital Game Museum have a booth at this year’s Bay Area Maker Faire, and are prominently featuring Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure as a great example of digital making in action. i co-created the game with my then-5-year-old daughter Cassandra at TOJam 2011, and it has since become a worldwide sensation. Ponycorns has since gone on to become an Indiecade 2011 finalist, a Mochis Awards finalist, and a finalist for two Canadian Videogame Awards.
Ponycorns will be featured prominently in the center of the exhibit during the show.
The Maker Faire exhibit includes two playable Ponycorns displays, a few fun tidbits about the process of creating the game, and a full complement of Ponycorns T-shirts and plushies (which were, appropriately, hand-crafted by my wife Cheryl, using Cassie’s drawings as sewing patterns).
Photo by Ian Bogost, from his private collection.
The follow-up to Ponycorns is another TOJam experiment called Project Overboard, which saw me leading an entire studio’s worth of 38 people on a weekend-long project to create a game called Head of the Gorgon, the proceeds of which will send at-risk Toronto youth to computer camp.