Name, first nameFitz,JulietteYear of birth1985UniversityZHDKField of Interest / research fieldInteraction / Game / Media DesignTitle of projectThe Enhancement of the Gaming Experience with ARAbstractHow can we expand the gaming experience with augmented reality?
In contrast to game consoles for home use, the gaming experience on mobile devices and the use of augmented reality is characterised by the exploitation of space and social gaming.
The game example "The Blight" is illustrating this enhancement of the gaming experience with augmented reality.The key elements in this game are the interaction with the environment, the communication and cooperation among gamers, the integration of natural conditions, such as "the sky" as communication tool and a"real player pulse" indication.
The goal is to implement these elements in a conceptual game example within a laboratory situation, to merge the real and virtual world and make it accessible with the currently available hard- and software, in this case the iPad. At the same time gamers will be given the opportunity to free themselves from their familiar surroundings, to be mobile and active, and to conquer the urban world together.