Wenjun Li
Galaxy Club
Galaxy Club is a multiplayer AR game where human “fragments of consciousness” are connected with physical objects that exist in the real world.
The Covid-19 pandemic made 2019 and 2020 tough years for a lot of people. More or less, we all have experienced solitariness and have noticed changes in our mental states. Working/studying from home gives us more time to reflect on our inner minds; meanwhile, connecting with other people and putting out energy still seems a need that we want to fulfill.
So the design goal of this game is to meet people’s needs for inner self-exploration and outer community connection.
"Fragments of Consciousness" in the game
Hope
Sorrow
Passion
Demand
Belonging
Approbation
Sharp
Inclusive
Naive
Belief
Science
Art
Recollection
History
Afflatus
Seed
Lake
Mountain
Village
Footprint
Flag
Thorn
Boat
Flowers
Miracle
Tool
Statue
Growth
Link
Spark
How They Work
At the first phase of a player’s journey, he or she is encouraged to explore his or her surroundings in AR and collect as many “fragments of consciousness” as possible. Those “fragments” will eventually turn into substances and objects appearing on his or her planets (the one assigned to each player at the beginning.)
After the player moves to the second phase, an energy instability alert will go off, which indicates that the player needs to find some other players to run a galaxy together. By orbiting their planets, players can find the right position for each of their planets in this galaxy, after which their planet’s energy status will become stable again.
SenseAR SDK and Photon Unity Network (PUN) were used here for real-time localization, mapping, and multiplayer cooperation.
Video
Galaxy Club is a team project done by QUOGEN studio.
This game won the Top Creative Award under the category of Culture and Entertainment in the 2019 Unity x SenseTime AR app development competition.
Credits
Creative Director & UX Designer: Jiaqi Liu
Art Director & Illustrator: Shuhao Liu
Creative Technologist & Programmer: Hongxi Chen
Creative Technologist & Designer: Wenjun Li
Visual Designer & UI Designer: Zhuyuan He
Videographer & Editor: Vic Yuen