Sensible Taxi is a slot-car inspired competitive taxiing video game played by both drivers (players) and pedestrians (the audience).
The audience interfere with the taxiing by activating pedestrian crossing by using a custom controller. This allows the audience to call NPCs to cross, blocking the paths of the taxis.
Players aim to pick up passengers and drop them off, however, they must be careful driving their vehicles vehicles; running out of gas or hitting pedestrians will result in a reset to their score.
The game is designed to evoke a careful consideration of how when driving we feel inclined to race up to red lights, even though this costs us fuel and driving momentum; the fastest urban driving is sensible.
Artwork licensed from Synty Studios.
Demoed at Bar SK on December 2017