Manjo is a memory game for the Apple TV, developed as part of the Apple Developer Academy program at Senac São Paulo, in November 2016.

in singleplayer, the player must repeat all poses given by the computer by swiping with their Remote, and each round another pose gets added to the sequence. kinda like Simon.

in multiplayer, though, each pose is assigned to a specific player (identified by their colour), and everyone must repeat the sequence in the right order. multiplayer is achieved by downloading the Manjo Remote app on an iOS device and connecting to the TV game through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

the game offers two different multiplayer modes: cooperative enforces that players work together to remember the sequence so as to not end the game, while competitive makes it more fun to distract other players.

the connection between iOS and tvOS devices was possible through Apple’s Multipeer Connectivity technology. it enables useful features, such as showing the player colour as the background on their device, and cosmetic ones, like moving characters’ eyes by rotating the device.

the game was programmed with the help of Fares Khouri and Gabriel Oliveira, designed by Antonio Araujo. illustrated by me as well. made back when dabbing was still cool.

(the app being shown at Expo CIEE 2017, by courtesy of Senac São Paulo)

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