Edgar Rice Soiree

Physical party game. 4 players, 20 controllers.

A competitive PS Move game for 4 players by Douglas Wilson (idea), Adam Henriksson (installation), David Kanaga (music+sfx) and Thomas Perl (code).

Powered by PS Move API and PyGame.


Four players navigate a jungle of 20 hanging PlayStation Move controllers. Each player is assigned a color. Players need to hold (pressing any button) controllers of their color. As long as you have two controllers pressed, you are safe. If no controllers of your color are pressed, you are eliminated instantly. If only one controller of your color is pressed, you begin to lose life energy quickly. Grab a second controller, quickly, before all your energy drains and you're eliminated. Colors move around the jungle and the pace speeds up as the game progresses. "Tarzan" around the space, and use your body to block the others' paths. Awkward body contact encouraged.


Formerly known as Awkward Tarzan Grinding Game, then formerly known as Edgar Rice Frotteur. Look out for our next game name for the same game!


Ludecat #20, FH Salzburg, Austria.
Event info, Photos, YouTube.
Bit Bash, Chicago, IL.
Event info.
Play Austria, Semperdepot, Vienna.
Event info, Photos.
Private Wedding, Austria.
Spielhimmel/BIENNALE Siebenbrunnenplatz, Vienna, Austria.
Photos, Event page, Photos by Subotron.
zamSpielen #10, aus.büxen, Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria.
Photos, Review by Horst, Review in Biertaucher Podcast 221 (in German; source), Timelapse video, Photos by Claudia Hollenthoner Menrath & Philipp Ehmann, Video by Elektro-Uschi, Video by thp.
Exhibit "Ici / Ailleurs", Electron Festival, Geneva, Switzerland.
Installation by One Life Remains, Here / Elsewhere, Photos, Festival.
Viborg Animations Festival / [Select/Start] PLAY, Viborg, Denmark.
Festival, Conference, Photos, videos and more, Video by sideeffectdk
XOXO Arcade 2014 in Portland, OR.
Announcement, Review in Idle Thumbs 176 (source)
Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
Setup page, Review by Gameplay [DA], Review by Sabine
Playful Arts Festival in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
Playful Arts Festival
Free To Play Festival 2014 in Antwerpen, Belgium.
Free To Play Festival 2014
IndieCade 2013 in Los Angeles, CA.
Nominees, Video Review by Joystiq
Come Out & Play Festival in New York City, NY.
Event website, Photos by Lia Bulaong, Kotaku article, Kotaku video
Spilbar 14 at AFUK Copenhagen, Denmark.
Event information, photos and videos
Nordic Game Jam 2012, ITU, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Photos by Tommy Rousse, Adam's video, Tommy's article, Brandon's article


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Thomas Perl · 2015-09-27