Master Of Animation, Games & Interactivity
Master Of Animation, Games & Interactivity
Inquiry Question:
"Could the process of crafting living environments in virtual reality and connecting with creatures from their point of view  promote awareness on the current problems within our natural world ?"
What is Critter Keeper ?
Critter Keeper is a 3D animated proof of concept gameplay trailer for a Virtual reality reptile husbandry simulator, with a focus on crafting natural environments and interacting with 'critters'. The trailer itself  serves as a MVP for the project and demonstrates the intended athletics as well as a few of the core mechanics for the game.
"The process of creating miniature ecosystems in order to give captive creatures the most natural life possible is one that is both meditative and rewarding. I am investigating 3D real time NPR animation & interactive game design for virtual reality. Within the exploration into the potential for NPR creatures (both reptiles & amphibians) as well as crafted ecosystems, I will also be lookin into the use of progression systems to build a consistent and rewarding relationship with the player. Ultimately evaluating how these might be able to sustain player interest for the long term. The path of this investigation contributes to its field by taking a deeper look at the nuances that sell creature movement in VR. As well as the sorts of mechanics possible when developing interactive User interfaces inside virtual reality. Ultimately the measurement for success will be in the players generated interest for the creatures and natural environments displayed within the piece as well as their real world counterparts." 

About This Work

By Justin Jattke
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Published On: 31/10/2021