programming, illustration • nov-dec 2016

Manjo

a multiplayer memory game for Apple TV

Manjo is a memory game for the Apple TV.

in singleplayer, the player must repeat all poses given by the computer by swiping with their Remote, and each round another pose gets added to the sequence. kinda like Simon.

in multiplayer, though, each pose is assigned to a specific player (identified by their colour), and everyone must repeat the sequence in the right order. multiplayer is achieved by downloading the Manjo Remote app on an iOS device and connecting to the TV game through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

the game offers two different multiplayer modes: cooperative enforces that players work together to remember the sequence so as to not end the game, while competitive makes it more fun to distract other players.

the connection between iOS and tvOS devices was possible through Apple’s Multipeer Connectivity technology. it enables useful features, such as showing the player colour as the background on their device, and cosmetic ones, like moving characters’ eyes by rotating the device.

the app was developed as part of the Apple Developer Academy program in Senac São Paulo. made back when dabbing was still cool.

credits:

  • Antonio Araujo: design, motion graphics
  • Fares Khouri: programming
  • Gabriel Oliveira: programming
  • unphook: programming, illustration

made with Xcode, written in Swift using SpriteKit.

not currently available on the App Store.