Evergreen Blues

David Su
Finalist

Evergreen Blues is a suite of interactive songs. The game consists of multiple choice-based interactive song construction experiences about the relationships between audiences, authors, and the characters and worlds they create. It uses a real-time lyric-choosing mechanic, and is designed for both single and multiplayer play.

Two characters (playable by one or two players) simultaneously control the construction and direction of a piece of music through the use of a real-time lyrical conversation system, allowing for granular control of musical expression. Choices made in one song influence the outcomes of the next, paving the way for multi-scene interactive experiences grounded in narrative principles of persistence and emotional consequence.

This work seeks to provide a novel means of creating and understanding multi-user, interactive music systems in which users participate in active and collaborative music-making in conjunction with narrative engagement.

Evergreen Blues

David Su
Finalist

Artist Statement

David Su
Finalist

David Su and Dominique Star are a music game development duo based in Los Angeles. David (@usdivad) is currently working as an audio programmer on One Hand Clapping, recently graduated from the MIT Media Lab, and previously collaborated with Colorfiction on a short jam game. Dominique (@doremidom) does both music and software engineering, recently released a solo EP, and previously sang backup vocals for pop musician MIKA.