Ask anyone who has played That Game Company's latest release and they will likely tell you the same thing: "It's the most beautiful game I've played all season / year / ever!" Journey is an emotional interactive experience of discovery and wonder, where you play as a nameless, robed figure trekking through desert in order to uncover more about yourself, your lost civilization and your purpose in life. With stunning visuals and a haunting soundtrack, this game quickly leaves a memorable impression on the player.
I knew I had to make something to commemorate the wonderful experience of this game, and since enchanted cloth is such an icon of the story, I was excited to put my sewing skills to use. The game is a perfect example of the phrase "poetry in motion," so it would be a shame not to at least try and recreate the traveler's graceful leaps and strides with this build. In the end I decided to animate my robed figure by making him a marionette.
Materials: Balsa wood Styrofoam ball Small craft hinges (and screws) Broken mechanical pencil (or small hollow tube) Twenty pennies Tape Wood Glue Red and yellow and black fabric Yellow ribbon Red, yellow and black thread Red and white embroidery floss Fishing line Two wooden dowels Two small eyelet screws Fiberfill or couch stuffing