A building in Sweden has been converted into a gigantic platform for the code-breaking game Mastermind that is playable through a web interface from the comfort of your own home.
Eager to show off your prowess at Mastermind? Well now you can and on the biggest platform to boot too – well in Stockholm at least. Master mind is a code-breaking board game for two that has been brought to building-sized proportions courtesy of Sound artist Håkan Lidbo and a handful of students from the Royal School of Technology.
Håkan Lidbo and team have employed the use of Play The House coupled with Phillips Hue colour-changing LED bulbs attached to the building windows. Every night from 6pm to 6am – when dusk settles to aid the illumination – a camera broadcasts the game to the Play The House website in real-time.
Lidbo wrote that when a board game is enlarged to such proportions, followed by the ease when it comes to setting up projects of such scale, wonders why more architects in the world aren’t considering making their houses look more like games.
He went on to say that this wasn’t the first time a building was outfitted with animated lights but the installation fees were expensive and the entire process is time-consuming. Play The House however, took a few hours to set the entire thing up and took it down at an even faster pace, enabling ease of mobility between buildings.
Anyone with an active web connection can head on over to the Play The House website and play the game. Upon entering the page, you become a spectator but can opt to become a player with the press of a button atop of the webpage, promptly queuing you to play against another player.
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