Round Bananas

Interactive Art
& Game Design

…or ‘things I dream up and try to make in my spare time’.

Featured Projects

Meet Me – A cooperative light-game

Solo Project
2019 (3 Months, casual)
Primary Role/s Concept Design and Implementation

Meet Me is a cooperative game for younger players, aimed at inspiring STEM engagement.

Two or three players collaborate to reach a total score of 1000 points, in as few rounds as possible. In each round, each player controls the firing and speed of one LED ‘bullet’. When two bullets collide, points are awarded. The number of points increases the closer the collision is to the top of the game-board.

Read more here.

Watch trailer: on Youtube.

Persistence – Interactive Public Installation

2 Person Project with Clinton Freeman
2018 (4 months)
Primary Role/s Interactive Script Writing, Set and Graphic Design
Secondary Role/s Game Design, Set Construction

Persistence was an interactive ‘choose your own adventure’ style experience, installed in Cairns (Queensland), for the 2018 Commonwealth Games festival. Participants played the role of a young athlete aiming to compete (and win a medal!) in the 100m ‘sprint’. They were guided around the Cairns esplanade for 40 minutes by ‘Corey’, their electronic coach.
The project was generously supported by Cairns Regional Council, Queensland Government and KickArts Contemporary Art Gallery.

Persistence ran for seven evenings and was enjoyed by around 1,900 people.

Sun Defender – Arcade Game for Mac

Solo Project
2018 (4 months, casual)
Primary Role/s Concept Design and Implementation

Sun Defender was my first real attempt at Object Oriented Programming in C++.

Alien invaders have arrived! They are using super photon-soakers to absorb the sun’s energy. If they soak it all up the sun will die, and so will your planet. Use your laser canons to destroy them before it’s too late!

See it played here: on Youtube.
Download and play it here: Sun Defender Mac app.

Laser Cats – Interactive Artworks

Solo Project
2018 (1 month)
Primary Role/s Concept Design and Implementation

Laser Cats is a series of three artworks that repurrposes old t-shirts that were too cute to discard. In their new lives they continue to remind me not to take things too seriously. The eyes of the cats flash when someone approaches. Made with Arduino. Exhibited for 6 weeks as part of ‘Neo: emerging artists’ at KickArts Contemporary Art Gallery, Cairns. See them in action here (Youtube).

Each piece was sold during the exhibition.


CARL TURNER 2018 | carlturnerdesign[AT]gmail[DOT]com