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Gamasutra - Alt.Ctrl.GDC Showcase: Threadsteading
"The 2016 Game Developer's Conference will feature an exhibition called alt.ctrl.GDC dedicated to games that use alternative control schemes and interactions. Gamasutra will be talking to the developers of each of the games that have been selected for the showcase. You can find all of the interviews here.

Threadsteading turns sewing into a territory-control board game. In it, players deliver commands to the quilting machine to take control of a hexagonal space, stitching a permanent mark on the fabric. In the end, the players will have created a quilt for themselves - a tangible reminder of the game they played together.

By using a hexagonal grid, keeping an unbroken thread line, and encouraging evenly distributing lines across the game space with little backtracking, developer Gillian Smith, along with team members April Grow, Chenxi Liu, Lea Albaugh, Jen Mankoff, and Jim McCann, have taken the rules of quilting and turned them into a game.

This repurposing of a large, practical machine into something fun that creates a permanent, useful, physical memory of the time spent in play is set to appear at GDC's Alt Ctrl GDC exhibit. Smith answered some questions about the game for Gamasutra."
sewing  sewingmachines  textiles  2016  games  gaming  videogames  gilliansmith  aprilgrow  chenxiliu  leaalbaugh  jenmankoff  jimmccann 
march 2016 by robertogreco
File:Lockstitch.gif - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
How a sewing machine lockstitch works - ""most common mechanical stitch" on home machines; factory machines produce overlock stitch"
via:britta  sewing  sewingmachines  textiles  mechanics  kinetic  machines  movement  animation  glvo  srg  edg  tcsnmy  filetype:gif  media:image 
october 2009 by robertogreco
belOga: Not Your Grandmother's Sewing Machine
"Apart from its less than ordinary shape, the belOga makes sewing more fun. By laying in a spool of thread the machine automatically conducts the thread through the machine - all you have to do is put the thread through the needle to get started."
design  sewing  sewingmachines  machines  glvo 
november 2007 by robertogreco

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