September 2018 - Two Bit Circus - Midway
Balloon Pop is a modern take on the typical "Pop
the balloons" game you see in carnival midways.
Throw the colored balls at the balloons on the
screen. If the ball's color matches the
balloon's color, the balloon pops. If they don't
match, the balloon changes to the ball's color.
If three or more like-colored balloons line up
in a row, they all pop. Play cooperatively with
friends and family to score more points.
I worked primarily on the hardware-side for this
game. We are using a PLC to control a pneumatic
platform that raises and lowers to deliver the
balls to players, compressed air hose valves to
shoot air poofs at players when they pop special
powerup balloons, and light boxes to illuminate
the stage when a game is in session. I wrote PLC
firmware and Unity C# and F# gameplay code to
activate those interactions, as well as C#
Modbus TCP code to facilitate communication
between the two. I also wrote logic for the
embed card reader and start button which is
controlled with an Arduino Teensy