The Lost Foxfire (迷い狐火）pushes traditional gaming boundaries and challenges the player to engage their sense of vision, audition, olfaction, somatosensation and thermoception to successfully complete the Mixed Reality (MR) game. Based on events in the game, the paired configurable multi-sensory suit synchronises and delivers in real-time – directional heat, wind and aroma to the player as cues to find and subsequently stop the Foxfire from accidentally burning down a house. Embedded deep into the gameplay mechanic, these sensory cues also create a more immersive environment for the players!
Keywords: Mixed reality; multi-sensory VR; multimodal interaction.
Jain, P., Yan, L., Sim, Y. J., Teo, C. G., & Yen, C. C. 2019. MAV (Multi-sensory Augmented Virtuality) Suit. SG Non-Provisional Application No. 10201907897Q.
First Responder Safety & Performance Symposium 2019 / “The Lost Foxfire” at Max Atria @ Singapore Expo / November 2019.
Tokyo Game Show – Sense of Wonder Night 2019 / “The Lost Foxfire” at Makuhari-Messe, Chiba – Japan / September 2019.
This research is supported by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore under its International Research Centres in Singapore Funding Initiative.