vingu – LookingOutwards04


Kaho Abe is an game designer and media artist that creates installation games.

Hotaru is a 2 person interactive task-based game where they play as "the last remaining lightning bugs in a fantastical world, in their last stand against an invisible enemy." One person generates lightning using hand gestures, and transfer the lightning to the second person to "shoot" from their gaunlet. I really like the costume elements of this piece; it adds another level of immersion and detail. (the way the lightning pack lights up, and the glowing spikes on the gaunlet). I appreciate that the artist went through many iterations of this piece, and decided to keep focus on the costumes and gestures rather than bigger theatrical elemtns.