These Ponycorns Belong in a Museum (and at Maker Faire)!

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 at Maker Faire

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).

Ponycorns Mega-pack

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.

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