A downloadable game for macOS

Bruce Asbestos's digital project The Eye of Newt is a playable interactive artwork for iOS that extends the characters from his courtyard commission, OK! Cherub!

The project features a yellow worm called Rest and green frogspawn known collectively as The Community. The artwork plays itself, so you can interact as much or as little as you want. It asks an audience to take time out and stop playing, countering the addictive interfaces that are prevalent within screen cultures. The longer you don't play, the more is unlocked.

You can also play as Rest: pressing the left and right arrows to move the worm and control the direction of the falling frogspawn. The sounds and features will change once the balls have hit all the panels.

Controls

  • Left arrow: press to move the worm Left
  • Right arrow: press to move the worm Right
  • Stick: Drop one stick.
  • Bomb: Reset the game
  • 1/2/3: Change the speed of the falling balls

This is the first release for the app. Further updates will take place over the coming months. For more information, feedback and app support, click here.

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Install instructions

The game is currently available for MacOS and iOS. For iOS devices, it is available through the App Store on iOS 12 or later. It also works on Apple Silicon devices though there are known bugs.  You can download a native MacOS version from here.

  1. For MacOS, download the file from itch.io
  2. Export the game from the .zip
  3. The first time you open the game, press Control and click Open from the menu. And select Yes.
    1. If it says your settings are wrong, open system preferences, click on Security and Privacy, then the General tab. Under Allow Apps downloaded from select the option that includes the game. The title is Eye of Newt.

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