Halcyon, a unique action puzzle game is named for the mythological bird of ancient Greece, said to charm the winds and seas into a calm during the Winter Solstice. Colored currents travel inexorably toward each other. Strum the strings to match the currents, creating both phonic and visual harmony. Part musical instrument, part toy, halcyon is a minimalistic artistic puzzle and a tool for creation through play that redefines the term “game.”
Zach Gage is an interactive artist from New York. His projects have been exhibited at venues like the Venice Biennale, the New York MoMA, FutureEverything in Manchester, and the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. He also worked on the games Bit Pilot and Unify.