April 2019 NYC Competition: Run!
Our vision for Run! is a story-based multiplayer fitness game that gamifies the running experience to transform exercise into something to look forward to. A narrative of a zombie invasion unfolds as non-playable characters guide you through your running journey. Activate friend mode to enter a game of group zombie tag that ends either when you work together to acquire the antidote, or everyone gets infected. As they say – the more the merzzzzzzzzombier. Now, Run!
A proof-of-concept where running (mapped to the accelerometer, for now) is visually indicated by our runner and zombie avatars. Our immediate next step is to include augmented zombie audio with stylized runner and zombie models! In future iterations, we hope to integrate storytelling, spatial audio, geolocation and other realtime data to bring more depth to the experience.
The Run! Team met at the first Bose Workshop in NYC and planted the seed for this submission during a creative brainstorming session. As a group, we thought our idea had <legs> and that’s why we’re working together to see where it will take us.
Angela Fan | Concept, Sound Design, Visuals
Alvin Kuruvilla | Concept, Development
Marjorie Wang | Concept, 3d Models, Development