the game of metago

Created on 18 Oct 2021

play the ancient game of go with a visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory experience

The game of go (known as weiqi in mandarin), is a game that originated from ancient China. Recently, the korean TV show "Octopus Game" went viral. From a theoretical standpoint, the game of Go's complexity cannot even be compared with "Octopus Game". To better share this beautiful, ancient game, we would like to reshape what it means to play Go. We will do this by redefining how each of the four human senses are factored into the game: visual: - purchase beautiful go stones, machine them to serve as game pieces auditory: - use speakers to . recite the moves . and switch between different musical themes, depending on how tense the game is tactile - machine different stones to serve as the game pieces, giving players a different texture olfactory - buy some nicely scented perfumes, oil, and conditioners, and enable them to be dispensed depending on the situation of the game Engineering aspects: - set up a camera to live stream the pieces on the go board, such that the computer knows who's turn it is and where the places are - the software must analyze the situation of the game, and speak or play music, et. cetera, whenever appropriate


Arvin Wu


Youssef Kallel


Alex Xie

Part Cost Quantity Total
Phone Tripod $24.00 1 $24.00
To setup phone camera to track board pieces
Bluetooth Speaker $130.00 1 $130.00
To play music or speak based on situation of the game
Go timer $20.00 1 $20.00
Physical timer for players
scent diffuser $37.00 2 $74.00
To diffuse different scents, depending on situation of the game
Project Totals: 5 $248.00
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $50.00
Remaining Budget: $52.00