Master Of Animation, Games & Interactivity
Master Of Animation, Games & Interactivity


Play and Obeservation 


I used Construct 3 to make a tracing game between player and the smiling emoji face. Once the emoji touch the player, the game will ends. 



A lot of things are often used by the general public and are completely different from what you think. When I am using SNS apps, I always observes that people like using the smiling face in a unhappy situation and the meaning of the emoji changes. Smile normally means happy to something, the emoji is designed to use when the user is happy. However the emoji now has a totally different meaning and indicate silliness, sarcasm, irony, passive aggression, or frustrated resignation. I call this "the use of derailment". There are more emojis which has meanings running in the opposite direction compare to the supposed original meaning. I found this phenomenon very interesting and want to show this sarcasm using media. 

About This Work

By Ashley Liu
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Published On: 01/08/2019