Limp Body Beat

Sam Rolfes

Lars Berg

United States
Games Award

 

Limp Body Beat is a drum machine sequencer (which is traditionally a 2D grid where you click on different boxes to make beats) but surreally reformed into 3D, played by flinging around fleshy ragdolls around the environment, flying and smacking into sample cubes that play the various sounds when they hit. Part novel instrument, part art project. The XYZ coordinates of the ragdoll collision change the pitch of the sound as well. 

There's three different environments which each have their own character and set of beat-making sounds, and the URL changes based on the rhythms you click in so people can just share their beat by pasting the URL in.

Hardware and Software Used:

Three.js