Hazuki is a game inspired by quick time events experienced in games such as Dragon’s Lair, Shenmue, Resident Evil 4, and Metal Gear Rising. It’s a neat mechanic, easy to pick up, nerve-wracking, and endlessly frustrating when you mess up. Original created by James Medd, James has collaborated with Gemma May Potter to create Hazuki Knit.
Exploring the crossovers between the development of skill through repetitive game play and the habitual making practices of traditional craft, Hazuki Knit is a two player game controlled by a hand powered knitting machine and arcade buttons. As well as testing player one’s reaction speed through button pressing, the game will test player two’s ability to remain focused and keep rhythm whilst knitting.