“Oh my!” was pretty much my reaction when I came upon this video game made from felted wool, by — appropriately enough — Oh My! Me Studios. Voyager is a fixed shooter similar to Galaga, except your space ship, obstacles (including rotating elephants and purple octopi), and background are all made of felted wool instead of pixels. The faintly scratchy early 20th-century soundtrack enhances the sensation of floating through the various woolen landscapes. Maker Ken Amarit crafted the whole thing himself, from the needle felting, to creating the stop-motion video, to coding the game.
Ken will be at Maker Faire New York this Saturday and Sunday, showing off Voyager and demonstrating his needle felting technique. Stop by and say hello!
Maker Faire Project Profile
VOYAGER is a video game for iOS where all the art is made from needle-felted wool, then stop-motion animated to create in-game sprites. I am a one-man indie developer/artist located in Brooklyn, NYC and I am just finishing up some odds and ends on the game (it's not available for download yet). I will be bringing with me all the different needle-felted creatures I made as well as a few iPads so people can see the final result. Also, I'll be selling little needle felt kits of the various creatures and objects in my game so people can buy them Read more →