Control the brain of Mr Ferdinand Laboite and help him eat his meal. Be cautious though, his head is filled with filthy stuff... The game, the trailer and the custom head-thingy controller were both made in 48h as part of the 2014 ZooMachines festival.

The player(s) controls Ferdinand with several mices and stripped down keyboards that are inside the wooden head box. Each input is linked to a specific part of Ferdinand (knee, hip, elbow, eye, mouth...) and can make him move, speak, or perform special actions.

The wooden head box is filled with different materials (fabric, plastic, wool, a LOT of weird jelly...) to make the keyboards/mices harder to find for the player(s).


Trailer YouTube



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  • "I'm pretty sure there is a dead rat inside this thing"
    - Player which I don't remember the name :(,
  • "That's the stuff nightmares are made of"
    - Sean Buckley, Gizmodo
  • "You might be surprised by a few of the things in that box"
    - Paul Hack, Fireside

Zoo Machines Festival

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks