The Lost Foxfire
'The Lost Foxfire' (迷い狐火）is a multi-sensory Virtual Reality (VR) game that uses the sense of heat and smell to find and stop a Foxfire from accidentally burning down your house.
This game is a research translation from the original Season Traveller project which lets players experience a balloon ride over landscapes of differing seasons.
Traditional games usually utilize sight and sound cues to form a player’s gaming experience. Games that engage additional senses are few, and can be explored to offer improved immersion.
The project’s aim was to create a game that goes beyond sight and sound stimuli for a different gaming experience.
The Lost Foxfire is a VR game where players navigate a world where a small Foxfire poses the risk of accidentally burning down the player’s house. Heat and smell modules are mounted onto a vest and HTC VIVE headset to create directional heat sensory cues and a more immersive gameplay for the players.
Deployment and Usage
The Lost Foxfire was showcased at the following locations:
- Tokyo Game Show 2019
Teo Chor Guan
idmtcg at nus.edu.sg
Yeo Jing Ying
Sim Yong Jie
Chuah Chong Yunn
Leong Wei Kiat