Stiff People’s League

Drew Harry, Dietmar Offenhuber & Orkan Telhan (MIT Lab)

1 December 2008


Stiff People’s League is a mixed reality game where teams composed of players in Second Life and a player at a physical football table work together to play a football game. The virtual players move their avatars around the stadium and kick the ball, while the players at the football table can control football figures in the virtual stadium by moving the rods of the football table back and forth. This piece inverts the normal relationship between the physical and virtual world by making the physical players rely on the virtual players to help them play the game.