Last night was the opening of the UCLA DMA Thesis show, which held the Grotto-connected installation Iโ€™ve been working on this quarter.

The piece held up fairly well, some issues I saw:

  • with 1001 rooms and around 250 relics, there were a several times that someone dialed in a code or I used the kneepad and it resulted in an error 500 page. I plan on replacing the page with something that makes sense in-game right away.
  • About two times in three hours the osc server seems to have choked, resulting in an unresponsive doorknob controller. Restarting unity quickly fixes it.
  • the keyhole light seems stuck on pink again. Nobody ever gets down low enough to notice it so Iโ€™m leaving this for another time.
  • cooldown timeout on entering reliquary codes is a minute which is actually too long if I am trying to demonstrate the kneeling pad.
  • The doorknob plinth survived attacks from a five year old in a Mario outfit. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ„๐Ÿข
  • There was a brief power outage and I was able to get the whole installation back up in just about three minutes, because the raspberry pi that ran the mosquitto broker and light stayed powered. If the power outage had lasted longer I would have had to climbed a ladder to reseat the usb, since it doesnโ€™t recognize the usb unless itโ€™s reseated, this is something I should fix just in case going forward. *