Friends is the collective pet of the residents of City Campus Max in Utrecht. Together the habitants of this building take care of the silly bunch of creatures. By walking over colored floortiles, the care-takers will shoot food towards the friends.

Client: SSH Utrecht
Location: City Campus Max
Date: October 2010 – present
Throughput time: 2 months

Friends came to live on October 28th 2010. From this time onward, while waiting for the elevator to arrive, the students were able to play with the cheerful friends. When shooting at the right moment, the food will pass a power-up increasing its power and as a result the world will blossom colorfully.

Last September the friends became truly competitive. Every week now, lodgers from the two main towers of the residence compete against one another. Their objective: turn up the speed of their travelling friends. To make this journey more challenging delicious looking ice cream cones should, before they ascent in the air, now be aimed towards the friends. A direct hit results in more food and thus more delighted friends.

The game was developed in cooperation with: One seconds, Joeri Lefevre, Henrik Rudstrom, Marc De Vreede, Sonja van Vuure.

Friends and healthcare

The Friends project gave rise to Friends and healthcare

More information

Friends mini-site: Here you can find more information about Friends
City Campus Max: Website of the student residence.
SSH: Website of the client.