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Toy Ideas: Blocky Talkies

After hearing so many interesting ideas from my classmates—adult furniture with kid-friendly undersides and crannies, action figure/toy car point-of-view filmmaking for kids—I have an idea which I’ve started to mock up in Flash. I can’t seem to get the idea of glowing blocks out of my head. I know, I know, it’s about as hackneyed an ITPism as there is, but maybe I’ll do it differently!

I sketched up a quick prototype (ok, not that quick) that demonstrates the behaviors of my glowing blocks, namely, that they glow a different color depending on which face is up and that when their color changes, nearby blocks respond by averaging colors with them.

PRESS THE DOWN ARROW KEY TO SPAWN BLOCKS
CLICK ON THEM TO ROTATE THEM
DRAG THEM TO MOVE THEM
PRESS THE UP ARROW KEY TO START OVER

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