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Play the Knave
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38 Comments
▲ mr. io AMA Jun 9, 2017 @ 1:48pm 
Just tried this at the Immerse 2017 Meeting, and

mine love for Shakespeare is only madeth larger by this playeth, and maketh accessible something too oft daunting and overwhelming
:steamhappy:

deepwebytp May 12, 2017 @ 9:08pm 
Also, js, this would be an amazing drunk party game
deepwebytp May 12, 2017 @ 9:04pm 
I really dig this idea, because it highlights the more goofy nature that Shakespeare plays inhibit. While yes, it can be serious, it's meant to entertain, and I think this type of interactive experience can achieve that goal, as well as to make the play your own in a very personal way.
dissonantfeet Apr 6, 2017 @ 12:12pm 
This is a fantastic interactive 3D experience. I had a great time playing and look forward to using it in the classroom. I also think it would be great entertainment for my house parties. ;-)
talkan Mar 9, 2017 @ 10:14am 
Embodied Shakespeare. Experiential learning in 3D. Brilliant.
A$AP Loli Mar 8, 2017 @ 10:43pm 
I wish we had this when I was in school! I think this project will help make Shakespeare more accessible -- and fun! -- for students.
scruzer1 Mar 8, 2017 @ 10:17pm 
I was able to test out this game at UC Davis and it's fantastic!

Play the Knave makes Shakespeare fun. It makes acting even more exciting because the characters mimic your every move and you can choose from a variety of characters. The game really allows you to experiment with different ways of performing a certain scene. It's so much fun to try scenes multiple times with your friends because you start to play with your timing, tone, and which words you stress.

Overall, 10/10
sodope210 Mar 8, 2017 @ 9:11am 
MoCap? Well, no one can call Shakespeare "boring" anymore
beelbe Mar 6, 2017 @ 8:59pm 
Looks so cool! What a great way to experience Shakespeare -- can't wait to play!
br00taldork Mar 6, 2017 @ 5:41pm 
I am a UC Davis student currently enrolled in the Teaching Credential program, so I was able to try it out today in a seminar. I'm happy to say that this is a boon for education.

The program's core strengths are rooted in its sense of whimsy--the ability to play as a robot or a Roman legionnaire--its ease of use--simply requires a $100 Kinect to play--and its integration of different linguistic skills--reading, speaking and listening. However, as a pre-service teacher, my concerns are mostly to do with issues of applicability, i.e. how it be tied back to a specific learning goal from the standards. It's all a bit hard to imagine, but overall this is very worthwhile and engaging classroom technology.

One suggestion that I would make is, if possible, to somehow code a bouncing ball like those seen in old sing-a-long videos as a way to indicate stressed or non-stressed syllables for each line of iambic pentameter... Anyway, thanks for this! Very exciting stuff going on here!
anjaneya11 Mar 5, 2017 @ 11:17pm 
I am so excited about this game where I can get a bit of high culture as I play. Of course, being able to quote the eloquent insights of the bard always imparts wisdom and beauty to those around. Thanks for hosting such a profound game that truly benefits its players. Dr. Layne Little, Sac State
Game Development Championship Mar 5, 2017 @ 10:21pm 
It's always awesome to see innovative and new concepts on Greenlight.

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You can check it out at www.thegdwc.com .

Good luck with the development!
chihirosamsa Mar 5, 2017 @ 8:54pm 
I think the great thing about this game is that you don't necessarily have to know a lot of or even have an interest in Shakespeare to find it entertaining. It's really fun to play and you're able to personalize your experience (choose your avatar, theater, play, scene, etc.) so that it's much more accessible. I think this would be a great educational tool for middle and high schoolers who think that Shakespeare is either too difficult or too boring - I was able to test it out at my university and everyone seemed thoroughly entertained (I even brought along some friends who are exceptionally ill-informed about Shakespeare and they had a great time). Really hoping this makes it on Steam - there are not enough games like this out there!
wet dog Mar 5, 2017 @ 5:50pm 
But, soft! what light through yonder wind breaks? *brrrraappp, farts green gas*
me Mar 5, 2017 @ 5:09pm 
I played this at a local university and it was super fun. Definitey made Shakespeare feel more real.
desistere Mar 5, 2017 @ 2:01pm 
What I like about this game is the way it lets people play Shakespeare any way they'd like. You want robots? Great, you be a robot. You can play it serious or goofy. Hamlet or ham it up. It seems like the kind of game that would be great with a large group as an ice breaker or at a party (with some barley sodas). You can have fun with it or just watch your buddies make knaves of themselves. Just like karaoke though, they might surprise you.
DingleberryofLove Mar 4, 2017 @ 2:45pm 
I've played this game firsthand. It's fun, embarrassing in a way that makes you and others laugh, and a learning experience. Highly recommend.
troubletam Mar 4, 2017 @ 12:31am 
Looks so cool! Love the robot avatars.
Mina Murray's Typewriter Mar 3, 2017 @ 5:19pm 
This looks rad!
Stavbearer Mar 3, 2017 @ 4:27pm 
I hope Steam will publish the game! I'd be delighted to have my children and my students use it.
lyricalludwig Mar 3, 2017 @ 3:17pm 
This looks really interesting! Games like this are what make Steam such a great platform--I come on here mostly for the independent or more unique games. I hope that it can find its way on here, because it is hard to find games that explore literary or cultural areas, and that do so in a way that doesn't dumb the material down. This actually looks like a really cool way to interact with the world of Shakespeare, especially when one doesn't have a drama background but wants to feel what it is like to actually say and act out Shakespeare's lines.
bayftw Mar 3, 2017 @ 2:24pm 
This game looks hella dope!
MÜPTEZEL SAMET Mar 3, 2017 @ 10:19am 
awesome man gj
The Moon Robot Mar 3, 2017 @ 10:09am 
That music.... Awesome!.
nrandall Mar 3, 2017 @ 10:04am 
I played the earlier prototype, and I watched theater-goers play it, and it's a really good shared experience. Highly recommended for schools and theater lobbies, but also for families who want a multiplayer motion game that invites participation in fun and gently educational way. Go for it.
g*****01 Mar 3, 2017 @ 9:20am 
A fun and interesting way to bring Shakespeare into the games world! This would be a great way for teachers and students to have an engaging way to experience theater in a classroom setting, or at home.
nat Mar 3, 2017 @ 5:38am 
tech demo for the kinect on steam :steamfacepalm:
Erikwa3290 Mar 3, 2017 @ 5:18am 
this just looks plain fuckin stupid
Nikolay_sergeevith Mar 3, 2017 @ 2:12am 
Найс
BRYAN GONZALES Mar 3, 2017 @ 1:15am 
??
rogueWithLoveForRogues Mar 3, 2017 @ 1:06am 
Nice final project for school.
Get it out of Steam though.
Veskaida Mar 3, 2017 @ 12:04am 
Ugh UC Davis... lol

I like the idea of this project. It's definitely interesting to be able and "play" in a play, but I'm not seeing a lot of gameplay being showed to us in the traiker.

Like, you mention "6 difficulty levels", but I don't even understand what parameters would be easier/harder after watching the trailer. So the advertisement isn't doing a good job selling this, ATM. Definitely needs more gameplay footage to be a compelling sale.
coscus Mar 2, 2017 @ 11:00pm 
This is a very interesting and unique project, and theater games in general a very promising field. It's also lots of fun, since you can act Shakespeare completely as you like
Karl Pilkington Mar 2, 2017 @ 9:59pm 
a game that requires a Microsoft Kinect camera is not allowed on Steam, in my opinion.
kat999999 Mar 2, 2017 @ 8:36pm 
not bad
bielcampos.09 Mar 2, 2017 @ 6:41pm 
this game was a very interesting idea but must have players who will play correctly, or something to make other peoples act (how I will be motivated for do something I don't need)
Skoardy Mar 2, 2017 @ 6:23pm 
No point saying I'd buy a game I don't have or intend to buy hardware for. So, No Thanks.
Miranha Mar 2, 2017 @ 6:07pm 
ta