The Daily Record
September 1, 2017
Earlier this week in Business Buzz, we told you that The Maryland Institute College of Art named Silver Spring native Lishan AZ its first ever Game Designer-in-Residence, and that she plans to work on an interactive experience on Baltimore’s public transportation, using smartphones and low-tech materials like notebooks and playing cards.
The game is described as one in which you “explore physical artifacts with your hands and reveal memories using a bewitched magnifying glass.” The trailer shows a game player pointing the glass, which appears to be a smartphone-like device, at a notebook; the glass then emits tones and draws colorful cues around some parts of it. You can even hear one game player exclaim “Ooooh!” as he makes a discovery in the game.
Perhaps the experience she’s working on for Baltimore’s public transportation will have gamers lining up to buy MTA’s CharmCard.