Line Wobbler is a one-dimensional dungeon crawler game with a custom wobble controller made out of a door-stopper spring and a five meter long ultrabright LED strip display. It is an award-winning experiment in minimalism in game design, use of novel input mechanics, retro sound, and the incorporation of physical architectural space into the game. By bending and flinging the spring controller, players navigate obstacles and fight enemies to beat a series of increasingly difficult levels.
Robin Baumgarten is a German interaction artist and experimental game developer based in London. Coming from an Artificial Intelligence and commercial game development background, he is now building interactive installation art and experimental custom controller games.