Is your portrait in a Museum?

About Is your portrait in a museum?

This is more of a "toy" than a game but is somewhat compelling and is honestly free. The Google Arts & Culture app has a new feature which allows the user to take a self-portrait which Google then analyzes to find a person in a famous work of art who looks (vaguely) similar to the user.

As you can see in the attached image the app found that Drew most looks like the artist Whistler as seen in his self-portrait. The similarities here appear to be the hair above the lip, eyebrows, and presence of one nose, one mouth, and two eyes.

While we aren't overwhelmed with the results we are intrigued by the concept!

To use: download the app and on the home screen scroll past the first few entries until you get to a box with the following text: "Is your portrait in a museum?" - tap on the box and then follow the instructions. If successful you should receive several images of artwork which look somewhat like your picture with a percentage indicating similarity. Despite repeated attempts the highest similarity we achieved was 50%.

This could be a fun way to introduce students to classic works of art . . . what other ideas are there to use this in a classroom?


Development: Google
Produced by: Google
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Platforms: Google Play
Link: Google Arts & Culture

Echogenesis

About Echogenesis

Echogenesis is an interactive experience that throws you into a world where you can explore five unique environments.


Development: John Bell, Dan Bell, Kevin Becker, Nick Zorio, Ed Bagden
Produced by:
ESRB Rating: N/A
Platforms: Web Browser (Flash)
Link: Echogenesis

Boolean Escape

About Boolean Escape

Boolean Escape is inspired by the Room-Escape Flash games of the early 2000's.

Everyone who plays will lock their key into a combination safe. Who's key you find is entirely down to you guessing a correct combination. It might take you a while but eventually you'll discover a key. If you don't have the patience you can play Boolean Escape without a key.

A boolean can be true or false. A button can be on or off. A lever can be up or down. A key can lead to safety or can lock you away forever.

This is a short game (probably about 10 minutes) where the aim of the game is to escape the strange world you find yourself in.

Your fate lies in the hands of a previous player.


Development: Dan Sanderson
Produced by:
ESRB Rating: N/A
Platforms: MAC, PC
Link: Boolean Escape

FAÇADE

About FAÇADE

Award-winning AI-based interactive conversation game about a married couple on the rocks - what you say and do determines if they stay together or not.


Development: Michael Mateas and Andrew Stern
Produced by:
ESRB Rating: N/A
Platforms: PC
Link: FAÇADE