SIHEYU4N

A CHINA-INSPIRED CO-OP LOCAL MULTIPLAYER

"SIHEYU4N" is a cooperative action-puzzle game for 4 players of all ages and types, conceived as a multiplayer variation on classic falling-block mechanics and inspired by the architectural tradition of "siheyuan" (historical courtyards of Beijing, China). 

Goal of the game is to place the blocks in the correspondent colored slots of the central grid but - as each player controls one area of the game and each area spawns blocks of one color - players have to pass and receive blocks to/from the other ones, talking, collaborating and sharing a strategy to complete the full grid, in an abstract, playful reproduction of traditional Chinese sociality.

Originally prototyped by We Are Müesli in collaboration with Aran Koning for "Branding Siheyuan" exhibition, curated by architect Fabrizio Gurrado at Beijing Design Week 2015 (Baitasi ReMade Design HOP area). Music by Francesco Fontana, special thanks to Andrea Vitali.

PLATFORMS

PC, Mac, Android, iOS

STATUS

Prototype

SHOWCASES

2016, Jun 14-16: IndieCade Showcase @ E3, Los Angeles (US)

2016, Apr 2: New Parlour Games Showcase @ Now Play This, London (UK)

2016, Mar 15: Dutch Local Multiplayer Event @ GDC, San Francisco (US)

2015, Sep 25 - Oct 7: Beijing Design Week, Beijing (CN)