by hank tian

a final project for music 256a, fall 2019

pulse is a short game/interactive essay/audiovisual experience about moving through crowds, feeling isolated, and finding kindred spirits. it is an experiment in minimalism and the ability for humans to empathize with the abstract.

as you find your people, layers of soothing music will begin to play.

here's a demo:

download links

windows || mac || linux

download the appropriate file for your operating system, unzip, and run the pulse executable to play

pulse is coded using chuck and unity, integrated with the chunity plugin. you can download the unity project folder, open it in unity, and do whatever you want:
unity project folder

how to play

use the arrow keys to move
press spacebar to pulse

move through crowds and different situations
find your friends with a pulse