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Ruben & Lullaby
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Ruben & Lullaby

by Erik Loyer
Illustration by Ezra Claytan Daniels

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Ruben & Lullaby are lovers having their first fight, and whether they break up or make up depends on the player’s actions. Part comic, part game, part musical instrument, Ruben & Lullaby is controlled with motions and gestures which enable you to shape the feelings of the characters. Published by Opertoon.

Nominee, "Achievement In Art" Category, 2nd Annual Independent Games Festival Mobile
Official Selection, IndieCade: International Festival of Independent Games
Runner-Up, Mobile Puzzle Category, Casual Gameplay Best of '09
Featured App, O'Reilly Media's "Best iPhone Apps: A Guide for Discriminating Downloaders"

Video Documentation

A brief demonstration of the project is presented below.


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Ruben & Lullaby discuss their relationship.

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By stroking the screen, the user can calm the characters down.

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Shaking the device makes characters more angry.

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A dynamic jazz soundtrack responds to the user’s actions.

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The user can try to break up the couple, keep them together, or just enjoy the music of their circumstances.

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