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Journey Simple Marionette

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     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.

 
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Step 1: Tools and Materials

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Tools:
Screwdriver
Wood saw
Sandpaper (or sander)
Sewing needles
Pins

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
This is really cool! Thank you!
great job! maybe one way to improve could be to put a bit of wire in the scarf so you can position it and stop it trailing?
ecsaul231 year ago
this is awesome!!! I looks great in action. I havent played the game but Ive heard good things and seen trailers. Great job!