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"Invasion of the Bloodsuckers - Bedbugs and Beyond!"

Including: "Spot the Bloodsuckers!" and "Morphing Mouthparts" Interactive Touchscreen Kiosks

Yale University - Peabody Museum of Natural History

http://peabody.yale.edu/exhibits/bloodsuckers

 

Click here to play Spot the Bloodsuckers!  An Identification Challenge

Click the image above or here to play the game online!

Exhibit Details

The interactive touchscreen game has two independant 24" touchscreens housed in a stand-alone kiosk.

 

Other services for this exhibit included creating an interactive framework for the "morphing mouthparts" 3D animations (see below).

 

Gary is under attack! Your goal in this fast paced interactive game is to help the sleeping character make it through the night, while various bloodsuckers (bedbugs, ticks, mosquitoes, lice, and fleas) try to get their next meal.

 

Set to the increasing tempo of Edvard Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King", more and more critters start coming out of the woodwork (even parachuting from above at the finale).

 

But not every critter is a bloodsucker - you need to properly identify them as true bloodsuckers or imposters in order to stop them. Get it right and the critter disappears in a poof of smoke. Get it wrong and the march continues (and your score goes down).

 

If Gary gets bitten 3 times he can't take it any more and runs out. Make it through the night and you will send the critters packing.

 

Gameplay is randomized so that every game is unique. Go for a high score!

 

 

Interactive Game Screenshots:

Learn about how to identify bloodsuckers and impostersLearn about how to identify bloodsuckers and imposters

 

Learn about how to identify bloodsuckers and impostersLearn about how to identify bloodsuckers and imposters

 

The critters start coming fast and furious!The critters start coming fast and furious!

 

Properly identify the critters to stop themProperly identify the critters to stop them

 

If you don't stop the critters, Gary can't take any more and runs outIf you don't stop the critters, Gary can't take any more and runs out

 

Spot the Bloodsuckers kioskSpot the Bloodsuckers kiosk

 

 

Morphing Mouthparts:

This portion of the exhibit was a joint effort with 3D animation artist Lei Jin, wherein her 3D animations for Bedbugs, fleas, and mosquitoes were put into an interactive touchscreen format. Click the images below or here to view this project online.

 

Watch as the mouthparts animate in 3D from their ancestral to modern forms Watch as the mouthparts animate in 3D from their ancestral to modern forms

 

Morphing Mouthparts kioskMorphing Mouthparts kiosk