Description of the project
UPilot is an abstract real time breath feedback game in VR. You mix colored light by breathing and eventually obtain white/colorless light. As long as you maintain it, you ascend. Otherwise, you fall. A respiration belt sensor is the only controller.
The algorithm behind the dynamics of this VR headspace can be shown on its own, without any of the game mechanics, as a 2D prototype.
The fully functional VR demo is being worked on. At the moment of writing this text there is a 3D prototype without VR support, that requires a mouse, and that can be seen in the trailer and in the picture.
So far, the development of UPilot has been an almost entirely solo effort of design, programming and simple VFX art – with a lot of useful input from the teachers and mentors involved in the Art of Game Design master’s programme. The sound was created by composer Aurel Ciucur, following the intention of the original design. Further iterations of the project would benefit from working with a slightly larger team.
Aspiring game designer, fresh graduate of the Art of Game Design MA at UNATC/CINETic, previously studied film directing and directed a few reasonably weird short films.
I see game design as an attempt to figure out one specific code of reality (one which applies and has always applied to any form of interactive art, with or without the artists’ knowledge) and as the greatest contribution to the arts since cinema, if not much greater.
Currently doing my best to take part in its development.
UNATC Garden Bucharest | part of ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL 2020
In an empty nature lot in the middle of Bucharest in Distant Art, works developed during lockdown by students of Interactive Technologies for Performing and Media Arts, and Art of Game Design are exhibited in the Ars Electronica Festival 2020.
UNATC Garden Bucharest Youtube Channel: https://cinetic.arthttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_H8vS0mUUeKsLv7Tkw4AbAs.ro/evenimente/re…
UNATC Garden also presents the results of the online collaboration between five international artists, virtually gathered in CINETic Residencies, active in interactive art and CINETic Centre researchers and artists.
CINETic Centre opens for online collaborations with artists working with interactive technologies. The CINETic team is interested in working with machine learning and generative tools, human and object telepresence and mixed reality solutions.