VR game about being a dog and wagging your tail to get attention
VR game with physical interaction via mobile controller
May 2016 - July 2016 (3 months)
Wag It is a virtual reality game in which one plays a dog searching for love and attention by wagging her tail (i.e., shaking her butt). A player dons an Oculus Rift and uses a mobile device placed in her back pocket to measure wagging motion.
For inspiration, I drew from current critiques of VR, using the player’s blindness/isolation in the headset as a way to provide entertainment not only for the primary user but also those around her. A related impetus for this project was the challenge of creating a scenario in which a person would willingly act a little bit ridiculous.
This game was developed as part of the 2016 Intel Kill Screen Scholars program.