NATHANRIGGS

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PhD Candidate
Rhetorics, Communication,
and Information Design

Clemson University

Chambers

Chambers was a game made as one of my projects for coursework during my time spent pursuing a PhD. It was an attempt to create a top-down scroller using javascript without any third-party external libraries, and uses only material from the public domain for its graphics. It was created in relation to select readings of Walter Benjamin, with heavy influence from Lewis Carroll. The sprite animations are a bit off, but that's what happens when you try to do it yourself; and the song was written at least a decade ago (by me).

Use the arrow keys to move around (tablets/phones are not supported), use space to initiate an encounter, and use the letters and numbers prompted to use during discussions. Also when in doubt, like when reading scrolls, press escape. Once you speak to every entity at least once and collect all of the scrolls, you can win the game and find an ending—but it's not intuitive, which is perhaps a small irony given Benjamin's reliance on intuition.

Click the screenshot below to play!


http://www.nathanriggs.com/projects/chambers/