It was Foundry’s last few days together at Mint last week, and it was a very busy time, finishing things off and waiting for prototypes to arrive back. But it was also full of excitement because we got to show everyone what we have been up to over the last 3 months.
So without further ado here it is: Dough Globe, your little living world.
Dough Globe is a smart vessel for your sourdough. Using sensors, it knows when your starter is doing well. It’s like a Tamagotchi, but actually alive.
Start your world by mixing flour and water. In a few days, landscapes will appear and life will start forming. Keep your sourdough well and your planet will flourish. Don’t look after it and the world will turn sour.
Doug is the character who lives in this world, when he is living in a well maintained world he will want to play games with you. By playing these games you can unlock recipes to use with your sourdough.
The Dough Globe has an accelerometer built in which you use to play the games. This agitates your sourdough making the bread you bake taste better.
We were lucky enough to present Dough Globe at Playful last Friday. We talked about the whole Foundry experience from Hamleys to sex shops, idea generation and prototyping. Although it was rather nerve racking it was also a great experience and we got a good reaction.
Lastly, We would like to say a massive thank you to the whole of Mint Digital for giving us the opportunity to have such an amazing time over the last 3 months. Thanks for all your advice and support, especially Utku, Ben and Tom, we hope you have had as much fun as we have.
Tom, Luke, Dave, Hugh.